Holiday Guide for Antigua and Barbuda in 2019

Antigua and Barbuda 2019
Antigua and Barbuda
2019

Antigua and Barbuda information

Official Public Holidays in Antigua and Barbuda are regulated by the The Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2005

Population: 86,295
Capital: St. John's
Calling Code: (1268)
Time Zone: -4 UTC
Currency: East Caribbean dollar
Language: English

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Antigua and Barbuda List of National Holidays in Antigua and Barbuda in 2019

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

Antigua and Barbuda: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Good Friday

Antigua and Barbuda: Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Easter Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Easter Monday

Antigua and Barbuda: Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

Labour Day

 Long Weekend! 
Labour Day

Antigua and Barbuda: Celebrates the strength of workers and the value of their labour toward the development of the nation

Whit Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Whit Monday

Antigua and Barbuda: Commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles.

Carnival Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Carnival Monday

Antigua and Barbuda: A colourful spectacle on the early-morning on the Monday is the J'ouvert, a street party that mimics the celebrations that took place on August 1st 1834 when slavery was abolished.

Carnival Tuesday


Carnival Tuesday

Antigua and Barbuda: Second day of public holidays for the Carnival in Antigua and Barbuda

Independence Day

 Long Weekend! 
Independence Day

Antigua and Barbuda: Commemorates Antigua and Barbuda's independence from the UK on 1 November 1981

V.C. Bird Day

 Long Weekend! 
V.C. Bird Day

Antigua and Barbuda: Marks Sir Vere's birthday and his contributions to Antigua and Barbuda

Christmas Day


Christmas Day

Antigua and Barbuda: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

Boxing Day


Boxing Day

Antigua and Barbuda: The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was the first Christian martyr.

Notes

  • If the January 1st falls on a Sunday, then the following Monday shall be a public holiday.
  • If Christmas Day falls on a Saturday, then the following Monday shall be a public holiday. If Christmas Day falls on a Sunday, then the following Monday and Tuesday shall be public holidays.
  • Sundays, Christmas Day and Good Friday are observed as Common Law Holidays.
  • If a public holiday falls on a weekend, it is not moved to a weekday.