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    Wednesday December 21, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning) - high schoolSchool holidays
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    Saturday December 24, 2022Christmas EveSecular holiday
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday December 26, 2022Anden JuledagSecular holiday
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    Saturday December 31, 2022New Year's EveSecular holiday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday January 3, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday January 6, 2023EpiphanyCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Friday March 31, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Maundy ThursdayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday April 9, 2023EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday April 11, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday April 28, 2023Parliamentary recess (end)Special Events
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    Friday May 5, 2023Common Prayer DayProtestant
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    Wednesday May 17, 2023Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday May 18, 2023AscensionCatholic or protestant
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    Friday May 19, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Monday May 22, 2023Ascension holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday May 26, 2023Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday May 28, 2023WhitsundayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday May 29, 2023Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday May 30, 2023Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday June 21, 2023Ullortuneq (National Day)National Day
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    Friday June 23, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Christmas holiday (beginning) - high school

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    Wednesday December 21, 2022
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    Christmas Eve

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    Saturday December 24, 2022
    Secular holiday : In certain countries, businesses may be closed half a day only. paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    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.

    Anden Juledag

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    Monday December 26, 2022
    Secular holiday :

    New Year's Eve

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    Saturday December 31, 2022
    Secular holiday :

    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

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Tuesday January 3, 2023
    School holidays : Information provided by the Gammeqarfik school - https://sermersooq.gl/

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    Usually no school on Saturday
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    Epiphany

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    Friday January 6, 2023
    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

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 31, 2023
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    Maundy Thursday

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Maundy Thursday: Commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist (Lord's Supper).

    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.

    Easter

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

    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.

    Easter holiday (end)

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    Tuesday April 11, 2023
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    Parliamentary recess (end)

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    Friday April 28, 2023
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    Common Prayer Day

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    Friday May 5, 2023
    Protestant : Also named Store Bededag (or Dýri biðidagu in the Faroe Islands)

    Ascension holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday May 17, 2023
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    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.

    Banks are closed

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    Friday May 19, 2023
    Banks only : From 2008 onwards

    Ascension holiday (end)

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    Monday May 22, 2023
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    Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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    Friday May 26, 2023
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    Whitsunday

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    Sunday May 28, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday

    Whit Monday

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    Monday May 29, 2023
    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 May 30, 2023
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    Ullortuneq (National Day)

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    Wednesday June 21, 2023
    Secular holiday : Ullortuneq means the longest day

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday June 23, 2023
    School holidays :