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Guinea-Bissau : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday January 20, 2022Heroes DaySecular holiday
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Tuesday March 8, 2022Womens' DaySecular holiday
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Sunday April 3, 2022Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Wednesday April 6, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday April 19, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022KoritéMuslim, Sufi
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Thursday June 30, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Saturday July 9, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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New Year's Day

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. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas holiday (end)

Monday January 3, 2022
School holidays : Source:
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

Dates confirmed till July 2022

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Heroes Day

Thursday January 20, 2022
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

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

Womens' Day

Tuesday March 8, 2022
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)

Sunday April 3, 2022
cards/flowers :

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

Wednesday April 6, 2022
School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (end)

Tuesday April 19, 2022
School holidays :

Labor Day/May Day

Sunday May 1, 2022
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 .


Monday May 2, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

Summer holiday (beginning)

Thursday June 30, 2022
School holidays :

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

Saturday July 9, 2022
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.