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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 2, 2023Day Following New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 9, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday January 22, 2023Chinese New YearBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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    Wednesday February 1, 2023Abolition of SlaverySecular holiday
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    Saturday February 4, 2023Thaipoosam CavadeeHinduism
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Saturday February 18, 2023Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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    Sunday March 12, 2023National DayNational Day
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    Wednesday March 22, 2023Hindu, Lao, Navratra, Songkran, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New YearBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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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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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday May 28, 2023Mother's Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday June 18, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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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

    Day Following New Year's Day

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday January 9, 2023
    School holidays : Http://ministry-education.govmu.org
    calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
    PISA ranking (average 493): not rated
    Schooling is mandatory till age 16
    Teaching languages: English, French
    schools close on Saturday & Sunday
    school uniforms required

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    Chinese New Year

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    Sunday January 22, 2023
    Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Abolition of Slavery

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    Wednesday February 1, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Thaipoosam Cavadee

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    Saturday February 4, 2023
    Hinduism : Tamil celebration. Marks the end of a 10-day fasting period during which people go to the local temple and get themselves pierced with various needles attached to various object.

    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

    Maha Shivaratri

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    Saturday February 18, 2023
    Hinduism : A Hindu festival in honor of Lord Shiva and his marriage to Goddess Parvati. Ceremonies involving prayers and hymns take place mostly at night.

    National Day

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    Sunday March 12, 2023
    Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1968

    Hindu, Lao, Navratra, Songkran, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New Year

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    Wednesday March 22, 2023
    Buddhism (Theravada) : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    Special Events : From 2009 onwards

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 31, 2023
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday April 17, 2023
    School holidays :

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

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    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 .

    Mother's Day

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    Sunday May 28, 2023
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation.

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday June 18, 2023
    cards/flowers :