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Seychelles : 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: Rupee (SCR)
  • Internet domain: .sc - Telephone code: +248 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +4 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Friday february 9, 2024Carnival (first day)Events, celebrations...
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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Friday march 8, 2024Womens' Daycards/flowers
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    Friday march 29, 2024Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Saturday march 30, 2024Holy SaturdayCatholic
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    Monday april 1, 2024Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday april 10, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Friday april 19, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday april 29, 2024Passovercards/flowers
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Monday may 13, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday may 27, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday may 30, 2024Corpus CristiCatholic
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    Wednesday june 5, 2024Liberation Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday june 6, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday june 18, 2024Constitution DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday june 29, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Friday august 9, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday august 15, 2024AssumptionCatholic
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    Carnival (first day)

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    Friday february 9, 2024
    Culture : Lasts 3 days -- on Mahé

    Valentine's Day

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024
    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

    Womens' Day

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    Friday march 8, 2024
    cards/flowers :

    Good Friday

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    Friday march 29, 2024
    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 march 30, 2024
    Catholic : Paid holiday

    Easter Monday

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    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.

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

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    Wednesday april 10, 2024
    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 [Wikipedia]

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday april 19, 2024
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    Passover

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    Monday april 29, 2024
    cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    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 .

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday may 13, 2024
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    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Monday may 27, 2024
    School holidays :

    Corpus Cristi

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    Thursday may 30, 2024
    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.

    Liberation Day

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    Wednesday june 5, 2024
    cards/flowers : Commemorates the resolution which lead to independence on June 29, 1976

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Thursday june 6, 2024
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    Constitution Day

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    Tuesday june 18, 2024
    Secular holiday : The 1979 constitution declared a socialist one-party state, which lasted until 1991. The first draft of a new constitution failed to receive the requisite 60% of voters in 1992, but an amended version was approved in 1993. [Wikipedia]

    Independence Day

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    Saturday june 29, 2024
    Secular holiday : Independence Day is celebrated on the same day as the National Day. Commemorates Seychelles' transition from a British colony (since 1903) to an independent republic in 1976. It had been a dependency of Mauritius, which was then ruled by France.

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday august 9, 2024
    School holidays :

    Assumption

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.