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Bahamas : 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 (BMD)
Internet extension: .bs - Telephone code: +1-242 - International dialing code: 011 - GMT offset: -5 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022Junkanoo Carnival,Events, celebrations...
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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday January 4, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday January 6, 2022Bahamas International Film FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Saturday January 8, 2022Marathon (virtual)Sports events
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Monday January 10, 2022National Heroes DaySecular holiday
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Friday March 11, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday March 21, 2022Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday April 8, 2022Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 25, 2022Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday May 8, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Wednesday May 25, 2022Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday May 30, 2022Ascension holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday June 3, 2022Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday June 3, 2022Labour DaySecular holiday
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Monday June 6, 2022Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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Tuesday June 7, 2022Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday June 17, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Sunday July 10, 2022National DayNational Day
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Monday July 11, 2022National DayNational Day
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Junkanoo Carnival,

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Culture : The origin of the word junkanoo is rather obscure. It is believed it is tied to West African origins, as the costumes and conduct of the masqueraders bear similarities with the Yoruba Egungun festivals.

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. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

New Year's Day

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Monday January 3, 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. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas holiday (end)

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Tuesday January 4, 2022
School holidays : Www.ministryofeducationbahamas.com
calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education, may vary from school to school
PISA ranking (average 493): not listed
Schooling is mandatory till age 15
usually, no school on Saturday
school uniforms required

Dates confirmed till Feb 2023 (Dates may vary slightly)

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Bahamas International Film Festival

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Thursday January 6, 2022
Culture : Www.bintlfilmfest.com/ lasts 1 week - in Nassau 2022 edition confirmed

Marathon (virtual)

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Saturday January 8, 2022
Sports events : Http://marathonbahamas.com/ 2022 edition confirmed (virtual)

National Heroes Day

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Monday January 10, 2022
Secular holiday : To recognise and reflect upon the greatest, most defining moment in all of Bahamian history: the attainment of Majority Rule on January 10, 1967.

Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
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

Winter holiday (beginning)

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Friday March 11, 2022
School holidays :

Winter holiday (end)

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Monday March 21, 2022
School holidays :

Easter holiday (beginning)

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Friday April 8, 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 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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Monday April 25, 2022
School holidays :

Mothers' Day

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Sunday May 8, 2022
cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

Ascension holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday May 25, 2022
School holidays :

Ascension holiday (end)

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Monday May 30, 2022
School holidays :

Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 3, 2022
School holidays :

Labour Day

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Friday June 3, 2022
Secular holiday :

Whit Monday

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Monday June 6, 2022
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 June 7, 2022
School holidays :

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 17, 2022
School holidays :

Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
cards/flowers :

National Day

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Sunday July 10, 2022
Secular holiday : Independence was granted by the UK in 1973

National Day

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Monday July 11, 2022
Secular holiday : Independence was granted by the UK in 1973