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Solomon Islands : 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: Dollar (SBD)
Internet domain: .sb - Telephone code: +677 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +11 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Monday August 15, 2022Province Day (Malaita only)Secular holiday
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Friday September 23, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Wednesday December 7, 2022Province Day (Western Province only)Secular holiday
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Friday December 9, 2022End of school yearSchool holidays
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Monday December 26, 2022ThanksgivingSecular holiday
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Tuesday December 27, 2022ThanksgivingSecular holiday
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Monday January 23, 2023Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Saturday February 25, 2023Province Day (Choiseul only)Secular holiday
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Province Day (Malaita only)

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Monday August 15, 2022
Secular holiday :

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday September 23, 2022
School holidays :

Province Day (Western Province only)

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Wednesday December 7, 2022
Secular holiday :

End of school year

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Friday December 9, 2022
School holidays :

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.

Thanksgiving

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Monday December 26, 2022
Secular holiday :

Thanksgiving

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Tuesday December 27, 2022
Secular holiday :

Beginning of school year

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Monday January 23, 2023
School holidays : Www.mehrd.gov.sb
official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
Schooling is not mandatory - 60% of children attend school
Teaching languages: Melanesian, Polynesian, Micronesian
schools are closed on Sunday

school uniforms required

Dates confirmed till Feb 2023; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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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

Province Day (Choiseul only)

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Saturday February 25, 2023
Secular holiday :