Holiday Guide for Bahamas in 2019

Bahamas 2019
Bahamas
2019

Bahamas information

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Population: 378,040
Capital: Nassau
Calling Code: (1242)
Time Zone: -5 UTC
Currency: Bahamian dollar
Language: English

Weather in Nassau

Summary: Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 29.79°c
Wind speed: 4.41kph
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Bahamas List of National Holidays in Bahamas in 2019

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

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

Majority Rule Day


Majority Rule Day

Bahamas: The Bahamas gained majority rule for the first time on January 10th 1967

Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Good Friday

Bahamas: Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Easter Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Easter Monday

Bahamas: Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

Randol Fawkes Labour Day

 Long Weekend! 
Randol Fawkes Labour Day

Bahamas: Sir Randol Fawkes first established Labour day in 1961, which is now named in his honour

Whit Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Whit Monday

Bahamas: Commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles.

Independence Day


Independence Day

Bahamas: The Bahamas gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1973

Emancipation Day

 Long Weekend! 
Emancipation Day

Bahamas: Marks the end of Slavery across the British Empire on August 1st 1834

National Heroes' Day

 Long Weekend! 
National Heroes' Day

Bahamas: The second Monday in October is National Heroes Day, which replaced Discovery Day in 2013

Christmas Day


Christmas Day

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

Boxing Day


Boxing Day

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

Notes

  • Holidays that fall on a Saturday or Sunday are usually celebrated on the following Monday.
  • Holidays falling on Tuesday are usually celebrated on the previous Monday.
  • Holidays falling on Wednesday or Thursday are celebrated on the following Friday (with the exception of Independence Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day).
  • Banks/businesses and many shops are closed on public holidays.