Fête du Travail -
Vendredi 1 Mai 2020
Jour férié laïc : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .
Fête des Mères -
Dimanche 3 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.
Vacances intermédiaires (début) -
Vendredi 8 Mai 2020
vacances scolaires :
Fin du Ramadan (peut varier d'une journée) -
Dimanche 24 Mai 2020
Cartes/Fleurs : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]
Vacances intermédiaires (fin) -
Lundi 25 Mai 2020
vacances scolaires :
Fête de l'Indépendance -
Jeudi 25 Juin 2020
Jour férié laïc : Marque la Fondation du parti politique africain Frelimo (Frente de Libertaçao de Moçambique) en 1962, qui a obtenu l’indépendance du Portugal en 1975.
Vacances d'hiver (début) -
Vendredi 21 Août 2020
vacances scolaires : Ecole Française de Maputo
Foire Internationale de Maputo (FACIM) -
Mardi 25 Août 2020
Salons : Lasts 1 week in Maputo 2020 edition confirmed