Public Holidays in Bahamas in 2017

Bahamas List of National Public holidays of Bahamas in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 New Years Day
Monday January 02 New Years Holiday Public Holiday as News Years Day falls on a Sunday
Tuesday January 10 Majority Rule Day Holiday 50th Anniversary of Majority Rule in The Bahamas
Friday April 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 17 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Friday June 02 Randol Fawkes Labor Day First Friday in June
Monday June 05 Whit Monday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Monday July 10 Independence Day
Monday August 07 Emancipation Day First Monday in August
Monday October 09 National Heroes Day Second Monday in October
Monday December 25 Christmas Day
Tuesday December 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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