Public Holidays in Jamaica in 2018

Jamaica Upcoming Holidays in Jamaica

Labour Day
Labour Day

23 May 2018 This National holiday is in 33 days. Replaced Empire Day in 1961. Marks a labour rebellion in 1938

Emancipation Day
Emancipation Day

1 August 2018 This National holiday is in 103 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 108 days. Jamaican independence was granted on August 6 1962 and each year the date is dedicated ...

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 Slavery in the British Empire ended on 1 August 1834
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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