Public Holidays in Bahamas in 2017

Bahamas Upcoming Holidays in Bahamas

Emancipation Day
Emancipation Day

7 August 2017 This National holiday is in 17 days. Marks the end of Slavery across the British Empire on 1 August 1834

National Heroes Day
National Heroes Day

9 October 2017 This National holiday is in 80 days. The second Monday in October is National Heroes Day, which replaced Discovery Day in 2013

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2017 This National holiday is in 157 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

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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