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Madagascar : 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: Ariary (MGA)
Internet domain: .mg - telephone code: +261 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +3 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Monday August 15, 2022AssumptionCatholic
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Friday October 14, 2022Republic's AnniversaryEvents, celebrations...
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Saturday October 15, 2022All Saints (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday October 16, 2022MarathonSports events
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Friday December 23, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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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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Monday January 9, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Friday February 24, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Assumption

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Monday August 15, 2022
Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.

Republic's Anniversary

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Friday October 14, 2022
Culture : Proclamation of the Republic: in 1958, Philibert Tsiranana became the first President

All Saints (beginning)

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Saturday October 15, 2022
School holidays :

Marathon

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Sunday October 16, 2022
Sports events : Www.marathondetana.com/ 2022 edition confirmed

Christmas holiday (beginning)

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Friday December 23, 2022
School holidays :

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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Monday January 9, 2023
School holidays : Www.education.gov.mg
official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
Schooling is mandatory till age 13
Number of teaching weeks: 36
Number teaching hours: 900
Teaching languages: Malagasy, French
schools may remain open on Saturday
school uniforms not required

Dates confirmed till Aug 2023; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

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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

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday February 24, 2023
School holidays : http://www2c.ac-lille.fr/lftmv/index.htm