T Minus 109 Today is a public holiday in the UK. I love Bank Holidays – a little treat when we all get a chance to chill. On a morning like this morning when the skies are blue and the outlook is fine, make it even better.
It gives a chance to do family things. Today we are meeting up with my brother and his wife for a day out. It will be good to touch base and obviously with the departure date looming it’s important we keep doing things like this – and fun too! We get lots of a Bank a Holidays close together this time of year, Good Friday, Easter Monday, today (first Monday in May) and the last Monday in a May too (though this is absorbed into Half Term for me. It can be a bit disruptive for teaching my exam groups – this year I teach year 11, 12 and 13 on a Monday – I just hope they’re revising! We will be in Tanzania by the August Bank Holiday – and it got me thinking what are the Public Holidays in Tanzania. I have no idea whether all of these are honoured by the school as there seem to be quite a few which could make teaching interesting. Unlike here in the UK there is no day in lieu of a Saturday or Sunday.
These are the Tanzanian Public Holidays in 2014
The dates here are taken from the Bank of Tanzania website
|01st Jan||New Year’s Day|
|12th Jan||Zanzibar Revolution Day|
|13th Jan||** Maulid Day|
|7th Apr||Karume Day|
|18th Apr||Good Friday|
|20th Apr||Easter Sunday|
|21th Apr||Easter Monday|
|26th Apr||Union Day|
|1st May||Labour Day|
|7th July||Saba Saba Day|
|28th Jul||** Eid El Fitr|
|8th Aug||Nane Nane (Farmer’s) Day|
|04th Oct||** Eid El Haj|
|14th Oct||Mwalimu Nyerere Day|
|9th Dec||Independence Day|
|25th Dec||Christmas Day|
|26th Dec||Boxing Day|
** These dates are dependent on the site of the moon
These dates occur within school holidays.
Obviously the dates in 2015 will be slightly different where lunar related. However, I am particularly pleased with the fact that Zanzibar Revolution Day falls on by birthday – so hoping this is celebrated countrywide. 🙂