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Guinea-Bissau : 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: Communauté Africaine Financière Franc (XAF)
  • Internet domain: .gw - Telephone code: +245 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: 0 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Friday December 16, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday December 18, 2022Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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    Sunday December 18, 2022Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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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 20, 2023Heroes DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Womens' DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Friday March 31, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday April 17, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday April 21, 2023KoritéMuslim, Sufi
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    Sunday April 23, 2023Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday June 28, 2023Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Thursday June 29, 2023Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday June 30, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Friday December 16, 2022
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    Parliamentary election

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    Sunday December 18, 2022
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    Parliamentary election

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    Sunday December 18, 2022
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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.

    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 : Source: http://www.ipt.gw
    based on the calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
    all study programs are theoratically aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process, but due to poverty, in certain islands, parents contribute sacks of cashews, rice, fish or palm oil to pay the costs of teachers and school maintenance
    PISA ranking for Portugal (average 493): 501 -not available for Guinea Bissau
    Schooling is theoratically mandatory till age 18
    Usually no school on Saturday
    No uniform required

    We carry confirmed dates till July 2023

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    Heroes Day

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    Friday January 20, 2023
    Secular holiday : In remembrance of Amílcar Cabral, who participated in the independence of Cape Verde and Guinea Bisau. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    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

    Womens' Day

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
    Secular holiday : The idea of an international women's day was first put forward at the turn of the 20th century amid rapid world industrialization and economic expansion that led to protests over working conditions. Women from clothing and textile factories staged one such protest on 8 March 1857 in New York City. The garment workers were protesting what they saw as very poor working conditions and low wages. The protesters were attacked and dispersed by police. These women established their first labor union two years later.

    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
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    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 31, 2023
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    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday April 17, 2023
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    Korité

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    Friday April 21, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

    Parliamentary election

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    Sunday April 23, 2023
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    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 .

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Wednesday June 28, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday June 29, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday June 30, 2023
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