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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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    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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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 2023New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)Secular 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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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Saturday April 8, 2023Holy SaturdayCatholic
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday April 14, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday April 24, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday May 17, 2023Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday May 22, 2023Ascension holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday May 26, 2023Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday May 29, 2023Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday May 30, 2023Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday June 2, 2023Province Day (Isable only)Secular holiday
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    Thursday June 8, 2023Province Day (Temotu only)Secular holiday
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    Friday June 16, 2023King's BirthdaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday June 20, 2023Province Day (Rennell only)Secular holiday
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    Friday June 23, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday June 29, 2023Province Day (Central Solomon Island only)Secular holiday
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    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 :

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    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

    We carry confirmed dates 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
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    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    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.

    Holy Saturday

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    Saturday April 8, 2023
    Catholic : Paid holiday

    Easter Monday

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
    Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday April 14, 2023
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday April 24, 2023
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    Ascension holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday May 17, 2023
    School holidays :

    Ascension holiday (end)

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    Monday May 22, 2023
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    Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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    Friday May 26, 2023
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    Whit Monday

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    Monday May 29, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry.

    Pentecost holiday (end)

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    Tuesday May 30, 2023
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    Province Day (Isable only)

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    Friday June 2, 2023
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    Province Day (Temotu only)

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    Thursday June 8, 2023
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    King's Birthday

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    Friday June 16, 2023
    Secular holiday : The Queen's Birthday holiday is a moveable feast. It celebrates the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II who is not only Queen of Great Britain and Ireland but also Queen of Australia and New Zealand and the commonwealth countries. The holiday is celebrated on a Monday, but on different dates in different parts of Australia and New Zealand. In fact, the Queen's birthday not on any of the dates celebrated but in April.

    Province Day (Rennell only)

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    Tuesday June 20, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday June 23, 2023
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    Province Day (Central Solomon Island only)

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    Thursday June 29, 2023
    Secular holiday :