Public Holidays in Jamaica in 2018

Jamaica Upcoming Holidays in Jamaica

Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday

14 February 2018 This National holiday is in 28 days. Marks the beginning of lent. Marking the forehead with ash represents regret for past s...

Good Friday
Good Friday

30 March 2018 This National holiday is in 72 days. Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of...

Easter Day
Easter Sunday

1 April 2018 This National holiday is in 74 days. On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ.

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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