Holiday Guide for Antigua and Barbuda in 2019

Antigua and Barbuda 2019
Antigua and Barbuda
2019

Antigua and Barbuda information

Coronavirus: Travel status Antigua and Barbuda opened its borders on June 1 in a phased plan that includes reopening the international airport. Visitors are required to wear a mask in all public places. Additionally, visitors must take a COVID-19 test 48 hours prior to arrival and be able to present documentation of negative results. If they're unable to do so they must pay for a test locally or agree to quarantine at a hotel for 14 days. Antigua and Barbuda Travel Guide

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

Weather in St. John's

Summary: Humid throughout the day.
Temperature: 27.25°c
Wind speed: 8.18kph
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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 November 1st 1981

V.C. Bird Day

 Long Weekend! 
V.C. Bird Day

Antigua and Barbuda: V.C. Bird Day is a public holiday in Antigua and Barbuda on December 9th. It is a day to honour and celebrate the contributions of Sir Vere Cornwell Bird to the nation.

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.