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Public holidays in Disparu are legislated by the National Assembly, although most holidays were already celebrated prior to their official designations. Due to the nation's European roots, major Christian holidays such as Christmas and Good Friday are officially observed. However, other religious holidays are widely accepted and observed as well. For example, some school children and employees take days off for Jewish holidays or Muslim holidays.

Statutory holidaysEdit

There are twelve statutory holidays within Disparu. During statutory holidays, most workers are entitled to take the day off at regular pay. Workers deemed to be "critical" (such as firefighters, police officers, and medical staff) are expected to go to work as usual during holidays; however, they are entitled to extra pay. Day-offs for holidays that fall on a weekend are often moved to the next working day.

Date English Name French Name Significance
1 January New Year's Day Jour de l'An Celebrates the first day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
Third Monday in February Family Day Fête de la famille A day to celebrate the company of one's family.
26 February Secession Day Jour de la sécession Celebrates the secession of Quebec from Canada, and the formation of Disparu. Originally known as Disparu Day (Fête du Disparu).
Friday before Easter Good Friday Vendredi saint Commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus.
Monday after Easter Easter Monday Lundi de Pâques Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus.
Monday on or before 24 May National Patriots' Day Journée nationale des patriotes Celebrates the struggle of the patriots of the Lower Canada Rebellion.
24 June National Holiday Fête nationale Celebrates the Second Quiet Revolution and the re-proclamation of Disparu. Originally stems from the Fête nationale du Québec.
First Monday in August August Civic Holiday Premier lundi d'août A day of rest.
First Monday in September Labour Day Fête du travail Celebrates the economic and social achievements of workers.
Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving Jour de l'Action de grâce A day to give thanks for the things one has at the close of the harvest season.
25 December Christmas Noël Celebrates the birth of Jesus.
31 December New Year's Eve Réveillon de la Saint-Sylvestre Celebrates the last day of the Gregorian calendar.

Observed holidaysEdit

While not normally taken off work, the following holidays are legislated as observed holidays, and are more or less observed by Disparueans. The list of observed holidays often varies throughout Disparu's municipalities and department; this list only contains commonly-observed ones.

Date English Name French Name Significance
14 February Valentine's Day Saint-Valentin A day when lovers express love for each other.
10 March Flag Day Jour du drapeau Celebrates the adaption of the current flag of Disparu.
17 March St. Patrick's Day Fête de la Saint-Patrick Commemorates Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
22 April Earth Day Jour de la Terre A day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the environment.
Second Sunday of May Mother's Day Fête des Mères A day honouring mothers.
Third Sunday of June Father's Day Fête des Pères A day honouring fathers.
4 August Day of Mourning Jour du deuil A day commemorating and honouring those who have died while holding public office. Created to commemorate the assassination of Cynthia Celeste.
31 October Halloween Halloween Activities include wearing costumes and trick-or-treating.
11 November Remembrance Day Jour du Souvenir Commemorates the sacrifices of Canadian military members and civilians during World Wars I, II and other major wars, and the sacrifices of Disparuean military members and civilians during times of war.
26 December Boxing Day Après-Noël A shopping holiday.
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