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Holiday Calendar for Vanuatu

Holiday Calendar for Vanuatu for 2021-2022 year
Vanuatu stands out as a holiday destination because itís more than just a beach getaway - itís a place to absorb ancient culture and customs that arenít found anywhere else on the planet. Vanuatu is one of the most linguistically diverse nations on the planet, with more than 115 mother tongues in common use across the islands. The most widely used languages are Bislama, English and French.

National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2021-2022 year

July 2021

Friday 30 July - Vanuatu Independence Day (celebrates the independence of Vanuatu from the United Kingdom and France in 1980)

August 2021

Sunday 15 August - Feast day of the Assumption of Mary (Christian feast day, one of the Catholic holy days of obligation a public holiday in Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Seychelles, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Togo, and Vanuatu)

October 2021

November 2021

December 2021

February 2022

March 2022

Some spanish traditions

Christianity is the predominant religion in Vanuatu.

The Ni-Vanuatu culture is the main culture on Vanuatu and is a very influential part of life. Almost 80% of the islandís population is Ni-Vanuatu which is what indigenous native is called. In the Ni-Vanuatu culture, they believe in a lot of myths. Traditional music is still a very important part of life in many rural areas of Vanuatu. Energetic, frenetic dances are often accompanied by chanting and rich percussion played on drums, slit gongs and rattles and the medium is used to tell traditional stories and celebrate all kinds of occasions. Art is also a fundamental part of social life and ritual celebrations, with ni-Vanuatu expressing their culture in body decorations and tattoos, elaborate masks, hats and carvings.

Modern Vanuatu cuisine combines traditional south Pacific food with European influences. Traditionally, staple island foods have included banana, coconut, pork, yam and of course beef and seafood.
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