Public Holidays in Bahamas in 2017

Bahamas Upcoming Holidays in Bahamas

Labor Day
Labor Day

2 June 2017 This National holiday is in 3 days. Sir Randol Fawkes first established Labour day in 1961, which is now named in his honour

Whit Monday
Whit Monday

5 June 2017 This National holiday is in 6 days. Commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles.

Independence Day
Independence Day

10 July 2017 This National holiday is in 41 days. The Bahamas gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1973

Bahamas List of National Public holidays of Bahamas in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Monday January 02 Jan 2 New Years Holiday Public Holiday as News Years Day falls on a Sunday
Tuesday January 10 Jan 10 Majority Rule Day Holiday 50th Anniversary of Majority Rule in The Bahamas
Friday April 14 Apr 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 17 Apr 17 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Friday June 02 Jun 2 Labor Day First Friday in June
Monday June 05 Jun 5 Whit Monday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Monday July 10 Jul 10 Independence Day
Monday August 07 Aug 7 Emancipation Day First Monday in August
Monday October 09 Oct 9 National Heroes Day Second Monday in October
Monday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Tuesday December 26 Dec 26 Boxing Day


National Holiday


  • Holidays that fall on a Saturday or Sunday are usually celebrated on the following Monday
  • Holidays that fall on Tuesday are usually celebrated on the previous Monday
  • Holidays that fall on a Wednesday or a Thursday are celebrated on the following Friday (with the exception of Independence Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day)
  • Banks/businesses and many shops are closed on public holidays

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