Public Holidays in Jamaica in 2017

Jamaica Upcoming Holidays in Jamaica

Emancipation Day
Emancipation Day

1 August 2017 This National holiday is in 6 days. Marks the end of Slavery across the British Empire on 1 August 1834

Independence Day (observed)
Independence Day (observed)

7 August 2017 This National holiday is in 12 days. Jamaican independence was granted on August 6 1962 and each year the date is dedicated ...

National Heroes' Day
National Heroes' Day

16 October 2017 This National holiday is in 82 days. Celebrated on the Third Monday in October. Commemorates seven national heroes from Jama...

Jamaica List of National Public holidays of Jamaica 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 New Years Day falls on a Sunday
Wednesday March 01 Mar 1 Ash Wednesday
Friday April 14 Apr 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Sunday April 16 Apr 16 Easter Day
Monday April 17 Apr 17 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Tuesday May 23 May 23 Labour Day
Tuesday August 01 Aug 1 Emancipation Day Slavery in the British Empire ended on 1 August 1834
Monday August 07 Aug 7 Independence Day (observed) Independence from the UK in 1962
Monday October 16 Oct 16 National Heroes' Day Third Monday in October
Monday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Tuesday December 26 Dec 26 Boxing Day


National Holiday


  • With the exception of Labour Day any holiday that falls on a Saturday will be observed on that day
  • All public holidays are governed by the provisions of the Holidays (Public General) Act of 1895

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