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SaoTomé and Principe : 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: Dobra (STD)
  • Internet domain: .st - Telephone code: +239 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: 0 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday January 4, 2023Heroes DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday January 9, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday February 3, 2023Martyrs' DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Friday February 17, 2023Carnival holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday February 22, 2023Carnival holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday March 24, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 17, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    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

    Heroes Day

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    Wednesday January 4, 2023
    Culture : Dia do Rei Amador - King Amador is the emblematic figure of the struggle for the liberation of slaves from Portuguese colonists in the sixteenth century.

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Monday January 9, 2023
    School holidays : Https://www.escolaportuguesastp.com
    http://mecc.gov.st
    official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
    Schooling is officially mandatory till age 15, but most children leave school at 10
    Teaching languages: Portuguese
    schools are closed on Sunday
    school uniforms required

    We carry confirmed dates till July 2023; 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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    Martyrs' Day

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    Friday February 3, 2023
    Secular holiday : Commemoration of the Batepá massacre in Feb 1953 Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    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

    Carnival holiday (beginning)

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    Friday February 17, 2023
    School holidays :

    Carnival holiday (end)

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    Wednesday February 22, 2023
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 24, 2023
    School holidays :

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    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.

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday April 17, 2023
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    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 .