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Palau : 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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    Internet domain: .pw - Telephone code: +680 - International dialing code: 011 - GMT offset: +9 (DST: no)
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    Monday june 10, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday july 9, 2024Constitution DaySecular holiday
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    Friday july 19, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday august 5, 2024Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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    Monday september 2, 2024Labor DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday october 1, 2024Olechotel Belau FairEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday october 1, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Thursday october 24, 2024United Nations DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday november 12, 2024General electionsSpecial Events
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    Wednesday november 20, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday november 25, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday november 28, 2024ThanksgivingSecular holiday
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    Friday november 29, 2024Family DaySecular holiday
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    Friday december 6, 2024Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday june 10, 2024
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    Constitution Day

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    Tuesday july 9, 2024
    Secular holiday : Validated on 9 July, 1980 by referendum.

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday july 19, 2024
    School holidays :

    Beginning of school year

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    Monday august 5, 2024
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    Labor Day

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    Monday september 2, 2024
    Secular holiday : Celebrated on the first Monday in September with parades. For most Americans, it marks the end of summer holidays, and for many students the beginning of the classes.

    Olechotel Belau Fair

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    Tuesday october 1, 2024
    Culture : Celebration of Palau’s unique and distinct culture and traditions, bringing the entire Republic of the community together to celebrate the country’s heritage

    Independence Day

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    Tuesday october 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : After three decades as part of the United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific under United States administration, this westernmost cluster of the Caroline Islands opted for independence in 1978 rather than join the Federated States of Micronesia. A Compact of Free Association with the US was ratified in 1993. Implemented on independence (1 October, 1994).

    United Nations Day

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    Thursday october 24, 2024
    Secular holiday : Marks the anniversary of the U.N. Charter ratified in 1945.

    General elections

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    Tuesday november 12, 2024
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    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday november 20, 2024
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    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday november 25, 2024
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    Thanksgiving

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    Thursday november 28, 2024
    Secular holiday : Many Americans take the following day off and enjoy a four-day holiday. The first formal celebration was held by an English explorer, Martin Frobisher, who attempted to establish a settlement on Baffin Island, after failing to discover a northern passage to the Orient in 1576. The Pilgrims of Plymouth Rock held their Thanksgiving in 1621 as a three-day thank you celebration to the leaders of the Wampanoag Indian tribe and their families for teaching them the survival skills they needed to make it in the New World. The turkey tradition was introduced by Benjamin Franklin who made it a national symbol: quick runner, wary, sharp eyesight... The one-time holiday was declared by George Washington, whereas Abraham Lincoln elected the 4th Thursday in November.

    Family Day

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    Friday november 29, 2024
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    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Friday december 6, 2024
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    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    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