Dia da Independência -
1 Novembro, 2017
Feriado secular : Granted by the UK in 1981
Férias de Natal (começo) -
8 Dezembro, 2017
Férias escolares :
Dia nacional dos heróis -
9 Dezembro, 2017
Feriado secular : Dia para comemorar a vida do falecido V.C Bird, primeiro Primeiro Ministro de Antígua e Barbuda e seus outros heróis nacionais. paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
25 Dezembro, 2017
Católica ou Protestante : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.
O dia seguinte ao Natal -
26 Dezembro, 2017
Feriado secular : Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated on the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would traditionally receive gifts known as a Christmas box from their masters, employers or customers.
Due to historical reasons, depending on the year, Boxing Day can be celebrated BEFORE Christmas in the UK. [Wikipedia]