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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

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  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Saturday june 1, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Friday july 19, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday august 5, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday august 11, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday august 12, 2024Father of Independence DaySecular holiday
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    Friday october 11, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday october 14, 2024Lotu-a-TamaitSecular holiday
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    Friday november 1, 2024Arbor DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday november 4, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday december 6, 2024Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday december 26, 2024Boxing Day/Family DaySecular holiday
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    Independence Day

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    Saturday june 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Independence from New Zealand obtained in 1962

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday july 19, 2024
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday august 5, 2024
    School holidays :

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday august 11, 2024
    cards/flowers :

    Father of Independence Day

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    Monday august 12, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday october 11, 2024
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    Lotu-a-Tamait

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    Monday october 14, 2024
    Secular holiday : Follows White Sunday , during which Children wear white chothes and attend church ceremonies.

    Arbor Day

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    Culture :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday november 4, 2024
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    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Friday december 6, 2024
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    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    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

    Boxing Day/Family Day

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    Thursday december 26, 2024
    Secular holiday : The day after Christmas, the Feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, is better known as Boxing Day. The term may come from the opening of church poor boxes that day; maybe from the earthenware boxes with which boy apprentices collected money at the doors of their masters' clients.