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Ireland Holiday
Ireland has 9 public holidays (bank holiday) each year. In those days Irish people commemorate a special day or other event, most businesses and schools close, but other services, for example, public transport still operate but with restricted schedules.

Public holidays in Ireland are:

New Year's Day
Lá Caille or Lá Bliana Nua
January 1st,most also take time off work for New Year's Eve, In some parts of the south of Ireland there is a custom called the "New Year's Swim". In the morning of the New Year many people dive into the cold sea, but only for a few minutes.

St. Patrick's Day
Lá Fhéile Pádraig
March 17th, national day, festivities take place from March 15 until March 18 (4 day period) and it is Ireland's biggest annual festival.If falling on a weekday or not, the next day.

Easter Monday
Luan Cásca
The day after Easter Sunday, also coincides with the commemoration of the Easter Rising; Most businesses are closed and all schools are closed for the entire week ,some businesses also close in observance of Good Friday although this is not an official public holiday.

Labour Day
Lá an Lucht Oibre
May 1, The first Monday in May, sometimes called "May Day", consider as bank holiday.

June Holiday
Lá Saoire i mí Mheitheamh
First Monday in June, previously observed as Whit Monday, consider as bank holiday.

August Holiday –Summer Holiday
Lá Saoire i mí Lúnasa
The first Monday in August, consider as bank holiday.

October Holiday
Lá Saoire i mí Dheireadh Fómhair
The last Monday in October, consider as bank holiday.

Christmas Day
Lá Nollag
Decembre 25, if falling on a weekday or, if not, the next Tuesday. Most start Christmas celebrations on Christmas Eve, this day itself is mainly celebrated quietly with family.

St Stephen's Day
Lá Fhéile Stiofáin or Lá an Dreoilín
December 26, if falling on a weekday or, if not, the next day, in this fest is groups of children dress up and call to the doors of the houses in the neighbourhood singing "the wren".

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