Fermeture de banques (à partir de 13h) -
Jeudi 9 Avril 2020
Clôture des banques :
Vendredi Saint -
Vendredi 10 Avril 2020
Catholique ou protestante : 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.
Dimanche 12 Avril 2020
Catholique ou protestante : Not a paid holiday
Mardi 21 Avril 2020
Jour férié laïc : In tribute to national hero Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, a resistant in the upraise against the Portuguese. Since he was a dentist, he was nicknamed tiradentes ( tooth-puller ). He was executed in 1789. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Fête du Travail -
Vendredi 1 Mai 2020
Jour férié laïc : Chicago, samedi 1er mai 1886 une grève pour la journée des 8 heures mobilise 350.000 salariés et paralyse l'industrie dans tout le pays. Le lundi, les manifestations continuent. La police tire sur la foule. Le mardi, Chicago est à nouveau en grève. Suite à une bombe jetée dans leurs rangs, les policiers tirent. Bilan : 12 morts dont la moitié de policiers. 8 anarchistes seront condamnés à mort et exécutés. En 1889, l'Internationale Socialiste réunie à Paris déclare le 1er mai journée internationale de lutte des travailleurs . Les Soviétiques reprendront cette célébration à leur compte, puis les nazis et enfin, en France, le régime de Vichy (1940-1944), qui lui donne une nouvelle orientation, la Fête du Travail .
Fête des Mères -
Dimanche 10 Mai 2020
Cartes/Fleurs : 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
Congé optionnel -
Jeudi 11 Juin 2020
Catholique : Corpus Cristi
Fête de João Pessoa (seulement à João Pessoa) -
Vendredi 26 Juin 2020
Jour férié laïc :