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Samoa : 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: Tala (WST)
Internet domain: .ws - Telephone code: +685 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +13 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Sunday January 2, 2022Day Following New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022Day Following New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 24, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Friday April 1, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday April 11, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Saturday April 16, 2022Holy SaturdayCatholic
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday May 8, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Monday May 9, 2022Day of Samoa's MothersSecular holiday
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Wednesday June 1, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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Friday June 24, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday July 11, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Day Following New Year's Day

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Sunday January 2, 2022
Secular holiday :

Day Following New Year's Day

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Monday January 3, 2022
Secular holiday :

Christmas holiday (end)

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Monday January 24, 2022
School holidays : Www.mesc.gov.ws
https://www.mesc.gov.ws/education/school-year-calendar-2/
official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
Schooling is mandatory till age 15
Teaching languages: Samoan, English
schools are closed Saturday & Sunday
school uniforms required

Dates confirmed till Feb 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

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday April 1, 2022
School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday April 11, 2022
School holidays :

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.

Holy Saturday

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Saturday April 16, 2022
Catholic : Paid holiday

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.

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

Day of Samoa's Mothers

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Monday May 9, 2022
Secular holiday :

Independence Day

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Wednesday June 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Independence from New Zealand obtained in 1962

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 24, 2022
School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday July 11, 2022
School holidays :