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Saint Lucia : 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: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Internet domain: .lc - Telephone code: +1-758 - International dialing code: 011 - GMT offset: -4 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Sunday January 2, 20222nd JanuarySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Tuesday February 22, 2022Independence DaySecular holiday
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Friday April 15, 2022Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 25, 2022Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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Wednesday April 27, 2022St Lucia Jazz FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 8, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Wednesday May 25, 2022Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday June 3, 2022Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday June 6, 2022Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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Tuesday June 7, 2022Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday June 16, 2022Corpus CristiCatholic
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Friday June 24, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday July 18, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

2nd January

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Sunday January 2, 2022
Secular holiday :

Public holiday

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Monday January 3, 2022
Secular holiday :

Christmas holiday (end)

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Monday January 3, 2022
School holidays : Www.intschoolstlucia.org
Schooling is mandatory till age 15
Teaching languages: English
Schools are closed Saturday & Sunday
School uniforms required
International schools may follow a different calendar

Dates confirmed till July 2022; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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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

Independence Day

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Tuesday February 22, 2022
Secular holiday : Obtained in 1979

Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

Easter holiday (beginning)

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Friday April 15, 2022
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Easter Monday

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Monday April 18, 2022
Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

Easter holiday (end)

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Monday April 25, 2022
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St Lucia Jazz Festival

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Wednesday April 27, 2022
Culture : Lasts a week - www.stluciajazz.org/

Labor Day/May Day

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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 .

Public holiday

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Monday May 2, 2022
Secular holiday :

Mothers' Day

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Sunday May 8, 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. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

Ascension holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday May 25, 2022
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Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 3, 2022
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Whit Monday

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Monday June 6, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry.

Pentecost holiday (end)

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Tuesday June 7, 2022
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Corpus Cristi

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Thursday June 16, 2022
Catholic : Commemorates the Last supper. Pope Urban IV ordered the observance of such a feast in 1264, and in the following century it became universal in the Western Church. For six hundred years that feast was observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, but in 1970 the new Roman Missal, while retaining that day for some countries, provided that in others the feast be observed on the Sunday after Trinity.

Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
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Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 24, 2022
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Regional holiday

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Monday July 18, 2022
Secular holiday : Carnival Monday only in Castries