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    Tuesday june 4, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday july 7, 2024El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday august 25, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday september 15, 2024Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Thursday october 3, 2024Rosh Hashanahcards/flowers
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    Friday october 18, 2024Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Saturday october 19, 2024Olive Harvest SeasonSchool holidays
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    Friday november 15, 2024National DayNational Day
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    Monday december 23, 2024Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday june 4, 2024
    School holidays :

    Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia. Paid holiday when falling on Friday or Saturday

    El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday july 7, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : The event where Muhammad fled Mecca with a small group of followers to go to Medina (Yathrib) in the year 622 A.D., under mounting hostility towards Muhammad. Muslim calendar starts from this date (A.H.), which was established in `Umar's reign. Medina is about 200 miles north of Mecca. Muhammad arrived there on 20th Sep 622 A.D. The name of the city was changed to Medinatu'l-Nabi (city of the Prophet).

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Sunday august 25, 2024
    School holidays :

    Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday september 15, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Information: Birthday of the Prophet, Mohammed. For nine days there are Parties with fairs, feasting, and parades. Stories are told about how the mountains danced when Mohammed was born, and sang, There is no god but Allah. The trees answered, And Mohammed is his Prophet. Then 7,000 angels brought a golden vase filled with heavenly dew, and his mother bathed the new baby in it. Many stories like these are told to Arab children on the Prophet's Birthday, the happiest day in the Moslem year.

    Rosh Hashanah

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    Thursday october 3, 2024
    cards/flowers : Jewish New Year

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Friday october 18, 2024
    Special Events :

    Olive Harvest Season

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    Saturday october 19, 2024
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    National Day

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    Friday november 15, 2024
    Secular holiday : Anniversary of the symbolic Nov. 15, 1988 declaration of independence by the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Monday december 23, 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.