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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday December 26, 2022Second Christmas DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Friday January 6, 2023Epiphanycards/flowers
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    Tuesday January 17, 2023Day of JudaismEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday February 4, 2023Midwinter MarathonSports events
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    Monday February 13, 2023Rotterdam ABN AMRO Tennis TournamentSports events
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday February 19, 2023CarnivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday February 22, 2023Ash WednesdayEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Prayer day for Crop and laborEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday March 15, 2023Arbor Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Saturday April 1, 2023April Fools Daycards/flowers
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    Friday April 7, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Sunday April 9, 2023EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday April 12, 2023Passovercards/flowers
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    Sunday April 16, 2023Rotterdam MarathonSports events
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    Sunday April 16, 2023Enschede MarathonSports events
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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Thursday April 27, 2023King's BirthdaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labour DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday May 4, 2023Liberty Day (Dodenherdenking) - 2 minutes of silenceSecular holiday
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    Friday May 5, 2023Liberation Day (Bevrijdingsdag) - optional holidaySecular holiday
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday May 18, 2023AscensionCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday May 28, 2023PentecostCatholic or protestant
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    Monday May 29, 2023Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday June 12, 2023Libema Tennis OpenSports events
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    Sunday June 18, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday June 25, 2023Motorcycle Grand PrixSports events
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    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.

    Second Christmas Day

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    Monday December 26, 2022
    Secular holiday : Tweede Kerstdag

    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

    Epiphany

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    Friday January 6, 2023
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    Day of Judaism

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    Tuesday January 17, 2023
    Culture : Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI have encouraged the establishment of this elder brothers' day

    Midwinter Marathon

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    Saturday February 4, 2023
    Sports events : Www.midwintermarathon.nl/ in Apeldoorn 2023 edition confirmed

    Rotterdam ABN AMRO Tennis Tournament

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    Monday February 13, 2023
    Sports events : Www.atptennis.com/ 2023 edition confirmed

    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

    Carnival

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    Sunday February 19, 2023
    Culture : Originally celebrated in the Catholic south, but now also celebrated in other parts of the country by Catholics and non-Catholics. lasts 3 days

    Ash Wednesday

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    Wednesday February 22, 2023
    Culture :

    Prayer day for Crop and labor

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
    Culture : Celebrated in the countryside. Protestants pray for the success of the harvest and of their work.

    Arbor Day

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    Wednesday March 15, 2023
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    Daylight Saving Time

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

    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.

    Banks are closed

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Banks only :

    Easter

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday

    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.

    Passover

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    Wednesday April 12, 2023
    cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday

    Rotterdam Marathon

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    Sunday April 16, 2023
    Sports events : Http://fr.marathonrotterdam.org/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Enschede Marathon

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    Sunday April 16, 2023
    Sports events : Www.enschedemarathon.nl 2023 edition confirmed

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]

    King's Birthday

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    Thursday April 27, 2023
    Secular holiday : Koningsdag

    Labour Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Culture : This is not a public holiday

    Liberty Day (Dodenherdenking) - 2 minutes of silence

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    Thursday May 4, 2023
    Secular holiday : In commemoration of those who were killed during World War 2 and other armed conflicts. There is 2 minute silence at 20:00 hrs, but it is not a holiday; flags are flown halfway the pole from 18:00 till dusk.

    Liberation Day (Bevrijdingsdag) - optional holiday

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    Friday May 5, 2023
    Secular holiday : Day on which the end of World War 2 is celebrated. This is an official National Holiday, but is also a normal working day. Some businesses has arranged for their employees to have this day off, others have not.

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday May 14, 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. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    Ascension

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    Thursday May 18, 2023
    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.

    Pentecost

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    Sunday May 28, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : paid holiday

    Whit Monday

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    Monday May 29, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry.

    Libema Tennis Open

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    Monday June 12, 2023
    Sports events : lasts 6 days - in S-Hertogenbosch

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday June 18, 2023
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    Motorcycle Grand Prix

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    Sunday June 25, 2023
    Sports events : Www.motogp.com in ASSEN 2023 edition confirmed