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Mozambique : 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: Metical (MZM)
Internet domain: .mz - Telephone code: +258 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +2 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022School holidaysSchool holidays
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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 31, 2022Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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Thursday February 3, 2022Heroes DaySecular holiday
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Monday February 28, 2022Parliament recess (end)Special Events
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Thursday April 7, 2022Womens' DaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 1, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Monday May 2, 2022Labour DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Friday May 6, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday May 15, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Saturday June 25, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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Sunday July 10, 2022Optional holidayMuslim, Sufi
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School holidays

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Saturday January 1, 2022
School holidays : Official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
https://www.saseducacao.gov.mz/
Schooling is mandatory till age 12
50% of children do not attend school
Teaching language: Portuguese
schools close on Sunday
school uniforms may be required

Dates confirmed till Feb 2023

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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday :

Beginning of school year

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Monday January 31, 2022
School holidays :

Heroes Day

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Thursday February 3, 2022
Secular holiday : Marks the assassination of Frelimo's leader Eduardo Mondlane in 1969. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Valentine's Day

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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

Parliament recess (end)

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Monday February 28, 2022
Special Events :

Womens' Day

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Thursday April 7, 2022
Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Mothers' Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
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.

Labour Day

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Monday May 2, 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 .

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

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday May 6, 2022
School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Sunday May 15, 2022
School holidays :

Independence Day

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Saturday June 25, 2022
Secular holiday : Marks the foundation of African political party Frelimo (Frente de Libertaçao de Moçambique) in 1962, which attained independence from Portugal in 1975.

Optional holiday

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Sunday July 10, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Eid al-Adha for Muslim workers only