Public Holidays in Jamaica in 2016

Jamaica List of National Public holidays of Jamaica in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 New Years Day
Wednesday February 10 Ash Wednesday
Friday March 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Sunday March 27 Easter Day
Monday March 28 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Monday May 23 Labour Day
Monday August 01 Emancipation Day Slavery in the British Empire ended on 1 August 1834
Saturday August 06 Independence Day Independence from the UK in 1962
Monday October 17 National Heroes' Day Third Monday in October
Monday December 26 Christmas Day (observed)
Tuesday December 27 Boxing Day (observed)


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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