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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

  • Currency: Dobra (STD)
  • Internet domain: .st - Telephone code: +239 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: 0 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Thursday july 11, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday july 12, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Friday september 6, 2024Armed Forces DaySecular holiday
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    Monday september 9, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday september 30, 2024Agricultural Reform DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday november 26, 2024Algiers Agreement DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday december 20, 2024Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday december 21, 2024Saint ThomasCatholic
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday july 11, 2024
    School holidays :

    Independence Day

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

    Armed Forces Day

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    Friday september 6, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday september 9, 2024
    School holidays :

    Agricultural Reform Day

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    Monday september 30, 2024
    Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Algiers Agreement Day

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    Tuesday november 26, 2024
    Culture : The new Portuguese regime was committed to the dissolution of its overseas colonies; on November 26, 1974, the representatives of Portugal met with the MLSTP party in Algiers and worked out an agreement for the transfer of sovereignty. After a period of transitional government, Sao Tome and Principe achieved independence on July 12, 1975.

    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Friday december 20, 2024
    School holidays :

    Saint Thomas

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    Saturday december 21, 2024
    Catholic :

    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.