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Namibia : 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

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Friday february 23, 2024School holidaySchool holidays
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    Monday february 26, 2024Public holidaySecular holiday
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    Thursday march 21, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday march 21, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Friday march 29, 2024Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday march 31, 2024EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Monday april 1, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday april 1, 2024Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday april 7, 2024Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labour DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday may 4, 2024Cassinga DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday may 9, 2024AscensionCatholic or protestant
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    Saturday may 25, 2024Africa DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday june 12, 2024Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday july 15, 2024Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday august 26, 2024Heroes DaySecular holiday
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    Valentine's Day

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024
    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

    School holiday

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    Friday february 23, 2024
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    Public holiday

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    Monday february 26, 2024
    Secular holiday : In honour of the late President Hage Geingob.

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday march 21, 2024
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    Independence Day

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    Thursday march 21, 2024
    Secular holiday : It became the 160th member of the UN on 23 April 1990

    Good Friday

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    Friday march 29, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Easter

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    Sunday march 31, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday april 1, 2024
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    Easter Monday

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    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.

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday april 7, 2024
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    Labour Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    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 .

    Cassinga Day

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    Saturday may 4, 2024
    Secular holiday : The Battle of Cassinga, Cassinga Raid or Kassinga Massacre was a controversial South African airborne attack on a South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) refugee camp and military base at the former town of Cassinga, Angola on 4 May 1978. Conducted as one of the three major actions of Operation Reindeer during the South African Border War, it was the South African Army’s first major air assault (Wikipedia)

    Ascension

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    Thursday may 9, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.

    Africa Day

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    Saturday may 25, 2024
    Secular holiday : On the 25th of May 1963 the Organisation of African Unity was established at Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Its purpose was to promote the unity and solidarity of African states, defend the sovereignty of all members, eradicate all forms of colonialism, promote international cooperation having due regard for the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, coordinate and harmonise member states economic, diplomatic, educational, health, welfare, scientific and defence policies.

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday june 12, 2024
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    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
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    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday july 15, 2024
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    Heroes Day

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    Monday august 26, 2024
    Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday