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  • Internet extension: .gg - GMT offset (BST): 0 (DST: yes 30/03/2014 - 26/10/2014)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Thursday december 21, 2023Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday december 25, 2023Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday december 26, 2023Boxing Day/Family DaySecular holiday
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    Monday january 1, 2024New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday january 4, 2024Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday february 9, 2024Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Monday february 19, 2024Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday march 28, 2024Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday march 29, 2024Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday april 1, 2024Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday april 16, 2024Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday may 6, 2024Early May Bank HolidaySecular holiday
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    Friday may 10, 2024Liberation DaySecular holiday
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    Friday may 17, 2024Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Tuesday may 21, 2024Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday may 24, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday may 27, 2024Spring Bank HolidaySecular holiday
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    Monday june 3, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday december 21, 2023
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    Christmas Day

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    Monday december 25, 2023
    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/Family Day

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    Tuesday december 26, 2023
    Secular holiday : The day after Christmas, the Feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, is better known as Boxing Day. The term may come from the opening of church poor boxes that day; maybe from the earthenware boxes with which boy apprentices collected money at the doors of their masters' clients.

    New Year's Day

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    Monday january 1, 2024
    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

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Thursday january 4, 2024
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    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday february 9, 2024
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    Valentine's Day

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024
    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 (end)

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    Monday february 19, 2024
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    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday march 28, 2024
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    Good Friday

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    Friday march 29, 2024
    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 1, 2024
    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 16, 2024
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    Early May Bank Holiday

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    Monday may 6, 2024
    Secular holiday : The Bank of England observed about 33 saints' days and religious festivals as holidays, but in 1834 this was reduced to four May 1 (May Day), November 1 (All Saints' Day), Good Friday and Christmas Day. In 1871, the Bank Holidays Act 1871 was introduced. It stated that no person was compelled to make any payment or to do any act upon a bank holiday which he would not be compelled to do or make on Christmas Day or Good Friday. 100 years later the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 was passed, specifying the majority of the current bank holidays, although New Year's Day and May Day were not introduced throughout the whole of the UK until 1974 and 1978.

    Liberation Day

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    Friday may 10, 2024
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    Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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    Friday may 17, 2024
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    Pentecost holiday (end)

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    Tuesday may 21, 2024
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    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday may 24, 2024
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    Spring Bank Holiday

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    Monday may 27, 2024
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    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday june 3, 2024
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