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Wallis & Futuna : 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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  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Saturday june 1, 2024Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday june 17, 2024Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday june 29, 2024St Peter & St PaulEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday july 14, 2024Bastille DayNational Day
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    Monday july 29, 2024Territory DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday august 3, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday august 15, 2024AssumptionCatholic
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    Friday august 16, 2024Banks are closedBanks only
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    Monday august 19, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday october 5, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday october 21, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday november 1, 2024All Saints' DayCatholic
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    Monday november 11, 2024Liberation Day 1918Secular holiday
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    Saturday december 14, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Saturday june 1, 2024
    School holidays :

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    School holidays :

    St Peter & St Paul

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    Saturday june 29, 2024
    Culture : In the Hihifo district only

    Bastille Day

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    Sunday july 14, 2024
    Secular holiday : This is the French symbol of the end of the Monarchy and the beginning of the First Republic. The national holiday is a time when all citizens can feel themselves to be members of a republican nation. It is because this national holiday is rooted in the history of the birth of the Republic that it has great significance. On 5 May 1789, the King convened the Estates General to hear their complaints: but the assembly of the Third Estate, representing the citizens of the town, soon broke away and formed the Constituent National Assembly. On 20 June, 1789, the deputies of the Third Estate took the oath of the Jeu de Paume to not separate until the Constitution had been established. The people of Paris rose up and decided to march on the Bastille, a state prison that stood for the absolute despotism of the Ancient Regime. On July 14, 1789, the storming of the Bastille immediately took on a great historical dimension; it was proof that power no longer resided in the King as God's representative, but in the people, in accordance with the theories developed by their philosophers of the eighteenth century. Within two days the Revolution could not be reversed. For all citizens of France, the storming of the Bastille came to symbolize liberty, democracy in the struggle against oppression. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Territory Day

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    Monday july 29, 2024
    Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Saturday august 3, 2024
    School holidays :

    Assumption

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.

    Banks are closed

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    Friday august 16, 2024
    Banks only :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday august 19, 2024
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Saturday october 5, 2024
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday october 21, 2024
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    All Saints' Day

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    Catholic : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837. (World Book Encyclopedia)

    Liberation Day 1918

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    Monday november 11, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemmorates the end of World War I on 11th November 1918. The armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Paid holiday when falling on Sunday (Labour law 4 Jan 1974)

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Saturday december 14, 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.