Public Holidays in Jamaica in 2018

Jamaica Upcoming Holidays in Jamaica

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2018 This National holiday is in 7 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

Boxing Day
Boxing Day

26 December 2018 This National holiday is in 8 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was...

New Year's Day
New Year's Day

1 January 2019 This National holiday is in 14 days. New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar,...

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


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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