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Ireland : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Internet domain: .ie - Telephone code: +353 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: 0 (DST: yes)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Tuesday December 20, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday December 26, 2022St Stephen's DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday December 27, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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    Wednesday December 28, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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    Saturday December 31, 2022New Year's EveEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Thursday January 5, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday January 6, 2023Epiphanycards/flowers
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    Sunday January 22, 2023Showcase IrelandTradeshows
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    Monday February 6, 2023St Brigid's DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday February 15, 2023Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday February 20, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday February 23, 2023Dublin International Film FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday March 1, 2023Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant (Saint David's Day)Events, celebrations...
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    Friday March 17, 2023St Patrick's DayNational Day
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    Sunday March 19, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Friday March 31, 2023Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday April 1, 2023April Fools Daycards/flowers
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayBanks only
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 17, 2023Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday April 23, 2023St George's DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday April 23, 2023Connemara MarathonSports events
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    Monday May 1, 2023Early May Bank HolidaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 8, 2023Victory Day 1945Events, celebrations...
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    Friday June 2, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday June 4, 2023Cork MarathonSports events
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    Monday June 5, 2023June Bank HolidaySecular holiday
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    Sunday June 18, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday December 20, 2022
    School holidays :

    Christmas Day

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    St Stephen's Day

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    Monday December 26, 2022
    Secular holiday : Lá an Dreoilín or Wren Day is a very old tradition and was once practised throughout most of Ireland up to the middle of the last century, with the exception of northern Ulster.

    Banks are closed

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    Tuesday December 27, 2022
    Banks only :

    Banks are closed

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    Wednesday December 28, 2022
    Banks only :

    New Year's Eve

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    Saturday December 31, 2022
    Culture : Szilveszter

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Friday or Saturday

    Banks are closed

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    Monday January 2, 2023
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    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Thursday January 5, 2023
    School holidays : Www.schooldays.ie
    calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
    Number of teaching days: 167 days at post-primary or 183 days at primary level
    all study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
    PISA ranking (average 493): 503
    English is the primary medium of instruction at all levels in most schools, but Gaelscoileanna i.e. Irish-language schools, have become increasingly popular (Irish is the primary medium of instruction at all levels and English is taught as a second language starting in the second or third year of secondary school)
    Schooling is mandatory till age 16
    Usually no school on Saturday
    Uniform required
    Trinity College Dublin ranking: Times Higher Education #131/QS ranking #88/Shanghai #151-200

    We carry confirmed dates till Oct 2023 (summer vacations dates vary according to the counties)

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
    While the majority of second level schools start their summer holidays at the end of May or early June. Secondary school holidays can depend on when end of year exams are held.
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    Epiphany

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    Friday January 6, 2023
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    Showcase Ireland

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    Sunday January 22, 2023
    Tradeshows : Http://showcaseireland.com/ lasts 4 days - in Dublin 2023 edition confirmed

    St Brigid's Day

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    Monday February 6, 2023
    Secular holiday : Saint Brigid of Kildare or Brigid of Ireland (Irish: Naomh Bríd; Latin: Brigida; c. 451 – 525) is one of Ireland's patron saints, along with Patrick and Columba. Irish hagiography makes her an early Irish Christian nun, abbess, and foundress of several monasteries of nuns, including that of Kildare in Ireland, which was famous and was revered. Her feast day is 1 February, which was originally a pagan festival called Imbolc, marking the beginning of spring. Her feast day is shared by Dar Lugdach, who tradition says was her student, close companion, and the woman who succeeded her. [Wikipedia]

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday February 15, 2023
    School holidays : One week later for primary schools

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    School holidays : One week later for primary schools

    Dublin International Film Festival

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    Thursday February 23, 2023
    Culture : Https://www.diff.ie/ lasts a week - in Dublin 2023 edition confirmed

    Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant (Saint David's Day)

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    Wednesday March 1, 2023
    Culture : Saint David (Welsh: Dewi Sant, c. 500 – c. 589) was a Welsh bishop of Mynyw (now St Davids) during the 6th century; he was later regarded as a saint. He is the patron saint of Wales. David was a native of Wales, and a relatively large amount of information is known about his life. He is traditionally believed to be the son of Saint Non and the grandson of Ceredig ap Cunedda, king of Ceredigion. He was made a saint during the Welsch resistance to the Normans.

    St Patrick's Day

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    Friday March 17, 2023
    Secular holiday : He was born in Britain and was captured by Celts and taken to Ireland as a slave. When fifteen, he escaped and made his way back to Britain. Later he became trained as a monk, and returned to Ireland. Mainly thanks to Patrick's influence, Ireland had an age of literacy while the rest of Europe plummeted into the Dark Ages. (shagtown.com) Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday March 19, 2023
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation.

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 31, 2023
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    April Fools Day

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    Saturday April 1, 2023
    cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
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    Easter Monday

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
    Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

    Spring holiday (end)

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    Monday April 17, 2023
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    St George's Day

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    Sunday April 23, 2023
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    Connemara Marathon

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    Sunday April 23, 2023
    Sports events : Www.connemarathon.com/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Early May Bank Holiday

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    Monday May 1, 2023
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    Victory Day 1945

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    Monday May 8, 2023
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday June 2, 2023
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    Cork Marathon

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    Sunday June 4, 2023
    Sports events : Www.corkcitymarathon.ie/ 2023 edition confirmed

    June Bank Holiday

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    Monday June 5, 2023
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    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday June 18, 2023
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