Public holidays in Martinique

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This is a list of public holidays in Martinique.[1]

Date Name in English Name in French Remarks
January 1 New Year's Day Jour de l'An
movable holiday Easter Monday Lundi de Pâques
May 1 International Workers' Day Fête du Travail
May 8 Victory Day Fête de la Victoire 1945
movable holiday Ascension Day Ascension
movable holiday Whit Monday Lundi de Pentecôte
May 27 Abolition Day Abolition de l'Esclavage In remembrance of the abolition of slavery.
July 14 National Day Fête Nationale
July 21 Schoelcher Day Fête Victor Schœlcher In remembrance of his contributions on the abolition of slavery.
August 15 Assumption Day Assomption
November 1 All Saints' Day Toussaint
November 11 Armistice Day Armistice
December 25 Christmas Day Noël

In Addition, private sector often take these holidays (jour chômé d'usage in France) which are not official holidays.

Date Name in English Name in French Remarks
Movable holidays Carnival Carnaval Often take 3 days, the final day lays on Ash Wednesday
movable holiday Mid-Lent Mi-Carême
movable holiday Good Friday Often observed by banking sector

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