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    Thursday December 22, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday January 7, 2023Orthodox Christmas DayOrthodox
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    Sunday January 8, 2023Orthodox second day of ChristmasOrthodox
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    Monday January 9, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday February 20, 2023MaslenitsaEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday February 24, 2023Dragobetecards/flowers
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    Monday March 6, 2023Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Womens' DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday March 16, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday April 9, 2023Palm SundayEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday April 16, 2023Orthodox EasterOrthodox
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    Monday April 17, 2023Orthodox Easter MondayOrthodox
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    Monday April 24, 2023All Souls' DayOrthodox
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    Monday April 24, 2023Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Friday May 5, 2023Memorial DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday May 9, 2023Victory DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday June 1, 2023Children's DaySecular holiday
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    Friday June 16, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday June 28, 2023Day of Soviet InvasionEvents, celebrations...
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    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday December 22, 2022
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    Christmas Day

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    Catholic or protestant : From 2009

    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 Saturday or Sunday

    Orthodox Christmas Day

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    Saturday January 7, 2023
    Orthodox : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Orthodox second day of Christmas

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    Sunday January 8, 2023
    Orthodox :

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Monday January 9, 2023
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    Maslenitsa

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    Culture : Maslenitsa (also known as Butter Week, Pancake week, or Cheesefare Week) has its origins in both pagan and Christian traditions. In Slavic mythology, Maslenitsa is a sun festival, celebrating the imminent end of the winter. corresponds to the Western Christian Carnival.

    Dragobete

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    Friday February 24, 2023
    cards/flowers : Dragobete was the son of Baba Dochia, which stands for the main character in the pagan myth related to spring arrival and the end of the harsh winter. Due to his endless kindness he was chosen – according to some sources, by Virgin Mary – to be the Guardian of Love. The day is particularly known as the day when the birds are betrothed . It is around this time that the birds begin to build their nests and mate. On this day, considered locally the first day of spring, boys and girls gather vernal flowers and sing together. [Wikipedia]

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Monday March 6, 2023
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    Womens' Day

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
    Secular holiday : Idea of an international women's day was first put forward at the turn of the 20th century amid rapid world industrialization and economic expansion that led to protests over working conditions. Women from clothing and textile factories staged one such protest on 8 March 1857 in New York City. The garment workers were protesting what they saw as very poor working conditions and low wages. The protesters were attacked and dispersed by police. These women established their first labor union two years later.

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Thursday March 16, 2023
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    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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    Thursday April 6, 2023
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    Palm Sunday

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
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    Orthodox Easter

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    Sunday April 16, 2023
    Orthodox : Paid holiday

    Orthodox Easter Monday

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    Monday April 17, 2023
    Orthodox : The bright red colored egg is the symbol of Easter(or Pascha).The eggs are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy.The Easter breads are a worldwide Orthodox tradition as well.This bread is taken to church on Saturday evening when a special sequence of services takes place:Midnight Office,Rush Procession,Matins & Divine Liturgy.After the service,the clergy blesses the breads and eggs brought by the people and they take them home.The eggs are cracked after the midnight service and during the next days.One egg takes place before the Easter lunch.Each person who ends up with the last unbroken egg is believed to have a year of good luck.The traditional Orthodox Paschal greeting is: Christ is Risen! .The answer is: Indeed He is Risen . May only be observed by the local Orthodox community.

    All Souls' Day

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    Monday April 24, 2023
    Orthodox : Celebrated on Sunday in some cities. Paste Blajinilor which means Easter of the Dead or Easter of the kind souls who have passed away .

    Spring holiday (end)

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    Monday April 24, 2023
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Memorial Day

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    Friday May 5, 2023
    Culture : Holocaust Memorial Day is dedicated to the lessons of the past and provides an important opportunity to face any manifestations of hatred

    Victory Day

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    Tuesday May 9, 2023
    Secular holiday : Marks the capitulation of Nazi forces to the Allies (the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and other principal Allied nations) in Berlin on May 8, 1945. It is celebrated in the successor states to the Soviet Union on May 9, because when the German Instrument of Surrender was signed, it was already May 9 in the USSR and Eastern Europe. Wikipedia

    Children's Day

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    Thursday June 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : From 2017

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday June 16, 2023
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    Day of Soviet Invasion

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    Wednesday June 28, 2023
    Culture : From 2010 - 1 minute of silence - all entertainment prohibited