Public Holidays in Jamaica in 2019

Jamaica List of National Public holidays of Jamaica in 2019

Day Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday January 01 New Year's Day
Wednesday March 06 Ash Wednesday
Friday April 19 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Sunday April 21 Easter Day
Monday April 22 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Thursday May 23 Labour Day
Thursday August 01 Emancipation Day Slavery in the British Empire ended on 1 August 1834
Tuesday August 06 Independence Day Independence from the UK in 1962
Monday October 21 National Heroes' Day Third Monday in October
Wednesday December 25 Christmas Day
Thursday December 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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