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Public Holidays in Jamaica in 2018

Jamaica Upcoming Holidays in Jamaica

Emancipation Day
Emancipation Day

1 August 2018 This National holiday is in 10 days. Marks the end of Slavery across the British Empire on 1 August 1834

Independence Day
Independence Day

6 August 2018 This National holiday is in 15 days. Jamaican independence was granted on August 6 1962 and each year the date is dedicated ...

National Heroes' Day
National Heroes' Day

15 October 2018 This National holiday is in 85 days. Celebrated on the Third Monday in October. Commemorates seven national heroes from Jama...

Jamaica List of National Public holidays of Jamaica in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day
Wednesday February 14 Ash Wednesday
Friday March 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Sunday April 01 Easter Day
Monday April 02 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Wednesday May 23 Labour Day
Wednesday August 01 Emancipation Day
Monday August 06 Independence Day Independence from the UK in 1962
Monday October 15 National Heroes' Day Third Monday in October
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday December 26 Boxing Day

Key

National Holiday

Notes

  • 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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