Public Holidays in Bahamas in 2016

Bahamas List of National Public holidays of Bahamas in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 New Years Day
Monday January 11 Majority Rule Day Holiday 10th January
Friday March 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday March 28 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Monday May 16 Whit Monday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Friday June 03 Randol Fawkes Labor Day First Friday in June
Monday July 11 Independence Day (observed)
Monday August 01 Emancipation Day First Monday in August
Monday October 10 National Heroes Day Second Monday in October
Sunday December 25 Christmas Day
Monday December 26 Boxing Day
Tuesday December 27 Christmas Day (observed)


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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