Vacances intermédiaires (fin) -
Lundi 2 Mai 2016
vacances scolaires (à confirmer) :
Junkanoo Carnival, -
Samedi 7 Mai 2016
Culture : The origin of the word junkanoo is rather obscure. It is believed it is tied to West African origins, as the costumes and conduct of the masqueraders bear similarities with the Yoruba Egungun festivals.
Fête des Mères -
Dimanche 8 Mai 2016
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.
Lundi de Pentecôte -
Lundi 16 Mai 2016
Catholique ou protestante : Jour de congé ajouté à la suite du septième dimanche après Pâques, qui célèbre la descente de l'Esprit-Saint sur les apôtres. Parmi d'autres phénomènes, les langues leur furent révélées. Aujourd'hui, EDIT www.edit.fr vous apporte cette faculté quotidiennement.
Fête du Travail -
Vendredi 3 Juin 2016
Jour férié laïc :
Fête des Pères -
Dimanche 19 Juin 2016