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SaoTomé and Principe : 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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    Saturday february 3, 2024Martyrs' DaySecular holiday
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    Friday february 9, 2024Carnival holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Carnival holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Friday march 15, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday march 29, 2024Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday april 8, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Friday june 14, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday july 12, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Martyrs' Day

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    Saturday february 3, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemoration of the Batepá massacre in Feb 1953 Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Carnival holiday (beginning)

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    Friday february 9, 2024
    School holidays :

    Carnival holiday (end)

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024
    School holidays :

    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

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday march 15, 2024
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    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.

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday april 8, 2024
    School holidays :

    Labor Day/May 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 .

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday june 14, 2024
    School holidays : 9, 11, 12 grades: June 4, 2024 First cycle: June 28, 2024

    Independence Day

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    Friday july 12, 2024
    Secular holiday : Transitional government instituted in 1974