There are 12 public holidays in Saint Martin in 2023, three of which fall on weekends: New Year's Day, Abolition Day, and Armistice Day.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 10, 2023.
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
Victory Day is observed on May 8, 2023, and it commemorates the anniversary of when the German Instrument of Surrender was signed. It was a legal document that effected the extinction of Nazi Germany and ended World War II in Europe.
Also known as the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, Ascension Day commemorates the Christian belief in the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. It falls on May 18, 2023.
Abolition Day is a public holiday in Saint Martin on May 28, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary when slavery was abolished on this day in 1847.
Whit Monday, or Pentecost Monday, is a religious festival Christians celebrate. It falls on the day after Pentecost, the 50th day after Easter Sunday. In 2023, the holiday falls on May 29.
National Day, or Bastille Day, observed on July 14, 2023, celebrates the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille. The Bastille was a fortress and prison in Paris representing the royal authority. It was first built in the 14th century and used as a state prison by the King of France. Many political prisoners were held there. The revolutionaries considered the Bastille a symbol of the monarchy's abuse of power.
Assumption Day commemorates the day that the bodily taking up of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, into Heaven. The holiday is observed on August 15, 2023.
All Saints' Day
All Saints' Day is observed on November 1, 2023, and commemorates all the saints from Christian history, including those known and unknown.
Armistice Day commemorates the armistice agreement signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France, which took effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. It falls on November 11, 2023. The holiday is celebrated with different names in other countries, such as Remembrance Day in Canada and Veterans Day in the United States.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.
The following is the list of public holidays in Saint Martin in 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||Apr 10, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Victory Day||May 08, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Ascension Day||May 18, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Abolition Day||May 28, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Whit Monday||May 29, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|National Day||Jul 14, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Assumption Day||Aug 15, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|All Saints' Day||Nov 01, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Armistice Day||Nov 11, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Saint Martin in 2023.