Holiday Dates

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Description

Returns the date of a holiday.

Usage

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holiday(year = getRmetricsOptions("currentYear"), Holiday = "Easter")

Arguments

Holiday

the unquoted function name of an ecclestial or public holiday in the G7 countries or Switzerland, see the list below.

year

an integer value or vector of years, formatted as YYYY.

Details

Easter is the central ecclestial holiday. Many other holidays are related to this feast. The function Easter computes the dates of Easter and related ecclestial holidays for the requested year vector. holiday calculates the dates of ecclestial or publich holidays in the G7 countries, e.g. holiday(2003, "GoodFriday"). Rmetrics contains holiday functions automatically loaded at startup time. The user can add easily additional holiday functions. The information for the holidays is collected from several web pages about holiday calendars. The following ecclestial and public [HOLIDAY] functions in the G7 countries and Switzerland are available:

Holidays Related to Easter:

Septuagesima, Quinquagesima, AshWednesday, PalmSunday, GoodFriday, EasterSunday, Easter, EasterMonday, RogationSunday, Ascension, Pentecost, PentecostMonday, TrinitySunday CorpusChristi.

Holidays Related to Christmas:

ChristTheKing, Advent1st, Advent1st, Advent3rd, Advent4th, ChristmasEve, ChristmasDay, BoxingDay, NewYearsDay.

Other Ecclestical Feasts:

SolemnityOfMary, Epiphany, PresentationOfLord, Annunciation, TransfigurationOfLord, AssumptionOfMary, AssumptionOfMary, BirthOfVirginMary, CelebrationOfHolyCross, MassOfArchangels, AllSaints, AllSouls.

CHZurich - Public Holidays:

CHBerchtoldsDay, CHSechselaeuten, CHAscension, CHConfederationDay, CHKnabenschiessen.

GBLondon - Public Holidays:

GBMayDay, GBBankHoliday, GBSummerBankHoliday, GBNewYearsEve.

DEFrankfurt - Public Holidays:

DEAscension, DECorpusChristi, DEGermanUnity, DEChristmasEve, DENewYearsEve.

FRParis - Public Holidays:

FRFetDeLaVictoire1945, FRAscension, FRBastilleDay, FRAssumptionVirginMary, FRAllSaints, FRArmisticeDay.

ITMilano - Public Holidays:

ITEpiphany, ITLiberationDay, ITRepublicAnniversary, ITAssumptionOfVirginMary, ITAllSaints, ITWWIVictoryAnniversary, ITStAmrose, ITImmaculateConception.

USNewYork/USChicago - Public Holidays:

USNewYearsDay, USInaugurationDay, USMLKingsBirthday, USLincolnsBirthday, USWashingtonsBirthday, USMemorialDay, USIndependenceDay, USLaborDay, USColumbusDay, USElectionDay, USVeteransDay, USThanksgivingDay, USChristmasDay, USCPulaskisBirthday, USGoodFriday.

CAToronto/CAMontreal - Public Holidays:

CAVictoriaDay, CACanadaDay, CACivicProvincialHoliday, CALabourDay, CAThanksgivingDay, CaRemembranceDay.

JPTokyo/JPOsaka - Public Holidays:

JPNewYearsDay, JPGantan, JPBankHolidayJan2, JPBankHolidayJan3, JPComingOfAgeDay, JPSeijinNoHi, JPNatFoundationDay, JPKenkokuKinenNoHi, JPGreeneryDay, JPMidoriNoHi, JPConstitutionDay, JPKenpouKinenBi, JPNationHoliday, JPKokuminNoKyujitu, JPChildrensDay, JPKodomoNoHi, JPMarineDay, JPUmiNoHi, JPRespectForTheAgedDay, JPKeirouNoHi, JPAutumnalEquinox, JPShuubun-no-hi, JPHealthandSportsDay, JPTaiikuNoHi, JPNationalCultureDay, JPBunkaNoHi, JPThanksgivingDay, JPKinrouKanshaNohi, JPKinrou-kansha-no-hi, JPEmperorsBirthday, JPTennou-tanjyou-bi, JPTennou-tanjyou-bi.

Value

The function holiday returns an object of class timeDate.

Examples

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## holiday -
   # Dates for GoodFriday from 2000 until 2010:                     
   holiday(2000:2010, "GoodFriday")                  
   
## Easter -   
   Easter(2000:2010)
   
## GoodFriday -                           
   GoodFriday(2000:2010)
   Easter(2000:2010, -2) 

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