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Aland 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: Euro (EUR)
Internet domain: .ax - Telephone code: 358 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset (EET): +1 (DST: yes 29/03/2020 - 25/10/2020)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Thursday January 6, 2022EpiphanyCatholic or protestant
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Monday January 10, 2022Christmas holidays (end)School holidays
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Friday February 18, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday February 28, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday March 27, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Wednesday March 30, 2022Demilitarisation DayEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday April 14, 2022Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday April 17, 2022EasterCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Tuesday April 19, 2022Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Wednesday May 25, 2022Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday May 26, 2022AscensionCatholic or protestant
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Monday May 30, 2022Ascension holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday June 5, 2022PentecostCatholic or protestant
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Wednesday June 8, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday June 9, 2022Autonomy Day (Sjaelvstaendighetsdagen)Secular holiday
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Friday June 24, 2022Midsummer's Eve or Juhannus Aatto in FinlandBanks only
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Saturday June 25, 2022JuhannuspäiväSecular holiday
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New Year's Day

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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

Epiphany

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Thursday January 6, 2022
Catholic or protestant : The term comes from ancient Greek and means appearance . Celebrated on the 6th January, this feast corresponds to the presentation of Child Jesus to the Magi. This is the day of Jesus' first miracle, the Wedding in Cana , and the day of his own baptism Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas holidays (end)

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Monday January 10, 2022
School holidays : Https://www.mariehamn.ax
calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
all study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
Usually no school on Saturday
No uniform required

Dates confirmed till July 2022

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Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday February 18, 2022
School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday February 28, 2022
School holidays :

Daylight Saving Time

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Sunday March 27, 2022
Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

Demilitarisation Day

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Wednesday March 30, 2022
Culture : Called in Finnish: Ålands demilitariseringsdag. Celebrates the Crimean war peace in 1856

Easter holiday (beginning)

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Thursday April 14, 2022
School holidays :

Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
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.

Easter

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Sunday April 17, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday

Easter Monday

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Monday April 18, 2022
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.

Easter holiday (end)

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Tuesday April 19, 2022
School holidays :

Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

Ascension holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday May 25, 2022
School holidays :

Ascension

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Thursday May 26, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.

Ascension holiday (end)

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Monday May 30, 2022
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Pentecost

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Sunday June 5, 2022
Catholic or protestant : paid holiday

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday June 8, 2022
School holidays :

Autonomy Day (Sjaelvstaendighetsdagen)

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Thursday June 9, 2022
Secular holiday : First congregation of the regional government Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Midsummer's Eve or Juhannus Aatto in Finland

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Friday June 24, 2022
Banks only : Banks may remain open half day

Juhannuspäivä

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Saturday June 25, 2022
Secular holiday : Midsummer's Day Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday