|New Year's Day**||Friday January 1, 2021||Secular holiday
|Heroes Day*||Monday January 4, 2021||Events, celebrations...
|Christmas holiday (end)**||Sunday January 10, 2021||School holidays
|Algiers Agreement Day*||Friday November 26, 2021||Events, celebrations...
|Christmas holiday (beginning)||Friday December 17, 2021||School holidays
|Saint Thomas||Tuesday December 21, 2021||Catholic
|Christmas Day*||Saturday December 25, 2021||Catholic or protestant
New Year's Day -
Saturday January 1, 2022
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
Heroes Day -
Tuesday January 4, 2022
Culture : Dia do Rei Amador - King Amador is the emblematic figure of the struggle for the liberation of slaves from Portuguese colonists in the sixteenth century.
Christmas holiday (end) -
Monday January 10, 2022
School holidays : Https://www.escolaportuguesastp.com
official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
Schooling is officially mandatory till age 15, but most children leave school at 10
Teaching languages: Portuguese
schools are closed on Sunday
school uniforms required
Dates confirmed till July 2022; 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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Algiers Agreement Day -
Friday November 26, 2021
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) -
Friday December 17, 2021
School holidays :
Saint Thomas -
Tuesday December 21, 2021
Christmas Day -
Saturday December 25, 2021
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.