Upcoming Holidays in Jamaica
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Mon : New Year's Day
- New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel
Wed : Ash Wednesday
- Marks the beginning of lent. Marking the forehead with ash represents regret for past sins.
Fri : Good Friday
- Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.
Sun : Easter Day
- On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Mon : Easter Monday
- Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus
Wed : Labour Day
- Replaced Empire Day in 1961. Marks a labour rebellion in 1938
Wed : Emancipation Day
- Marks the end of Slavery across the British Empire on 1 August 1834
Mon : Independence Day
- Jamaican independence was granted on August 6 1962 and each year the date is dedicated to the remembrance of Jamaican history
Mon : National Heroes' Day
- Celebrated on the Third Monday in October. Commemorates seven national heroes from Jamaican history.
Tue : Christmas Day
- The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took place on 25th December 1 BC
Wed : Boxing Day
- The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was the first Christian martyr.