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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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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, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday January 11, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Friday February 18, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday February 25, 2022Carnival (first day)Events, celebrations...
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Monday February 28, 2022Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday March 8, 2022Womens' Daycards/flowers
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Thursday April 14, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)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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Friday April 22, 2022Passovercards/flowers
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022Labour Day (forwarded to Monday)Secular holiday
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Tuesday May 3, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday June 5, 2022Liberation Daycards/flowers
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Monday June 6, 2022Liberation Daycards/flowers
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Thursday June 16, 2022Corpus CristiCatholic
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Friday June 17, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Saturday June 18, 2022Constitution DaySecular holiday
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Wednesday June 29, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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Friday July 1, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday July 15, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)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

2nd January

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Sunday January 2, 2022
Secular holiday :

New Year's Day

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Monday January 3, 2022
Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas holiday (end)

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Tuesday January 11, 2022
School holidays : Www.education.gov.sc
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
Teaching languages: Creole, English, French
schools are closed on Saturday and Sunday
school uniforms required

Dates confirmed till Aug 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

Winter holiday (beginning)

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Friday February 18, 2022
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Carnival (first day)

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Friday February 25, 2022
Culture : Lasts 3 days -- on Mahé

Winter holiday (end)

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Monday February 28, 2022
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Womens' Day

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Tuesday March 8, 2022
cards/flowers :

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Thursday April 14, 2022
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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.

Passover

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Friday April 22, 2022
cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday

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 .

Labour Day (forwarded to Monday)

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Monday May 2, 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 .

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

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
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 NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
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Liberation Day

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Sunday June 5, 2022
cards/flowers : Commemorates the resolution which lead to independence on June 29, 1976

Liberation Day

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Monday June 6, 2022
cards/flowers : Commemorates the resolution which lead to independence on June 29, 1976

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.

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 17, 2022
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Constitution Day

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Saturday June 18, 2022
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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Wednesday June 29, 2022
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.

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Friday July 1, 2022
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Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday July 15, 2022
School holidays :