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Botswana : 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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  • Internet domain: .bw - Telephone code: +267 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday December 26, 2022Boxing DayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday December 27, 2022Boxing Day/Family DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 20232nd JanuarySecular holiday
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    Tuesday January 3, 2023New Year's day (moved forward to Tuesday)Secular holiday
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    Tuesday January 10, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday April 5, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Saturday April 8, 2023Public holidaySecular holiday
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 24, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labour DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday May 7, 2023MarathonSports events
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday May 18, 2023AscensionCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday May 25, 2023BOCCIM Northern Trade FairTradeshows
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    Friday May 26, 2023School holidaySchool holidays
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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.

    Boxing Day

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    Monday December 26, 2022
    Catholic or protestant :

    Boxing Day/Family Day

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    Tuesday December 27, 2022
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    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

    2nd January

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    New Year's day (moved forward to Tuesday)

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    Tuesday January 3, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Tuesday January 10, 2023
    School holidays : Https://gov.bw/
    official calendar
    PISA ranking (average 493): not listed
    Schooling is mandatory till age 15
    no school on Saturday
    school uniforms required

    We carry confirmed dates till Jan 2023

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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

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday April 5, 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.

    Public holiday

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    Saturday April 8, 2023
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    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 (end)

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    Monday April 24, 2023
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    Labour Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
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    Marathon

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    Sunday May 7, 2023
    Sports events : Www.diacoregaboronemarathon.com/ 2023 edition NOT confirmed

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    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

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    Thursday May 18, 2023
    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.

    BOCCIM Northern Trade Fair

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    Thursday May 25, 2023
    Tradeshows : Lasts 4 days - in FRANCISTOWN please check dates: www.allafrica.com

    School holiday

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    Friday May 26, 2023
    School holidays :