Holiday Guide for Jamaica in 2019

Jamaica 2019
Jamaica
2019

Jamaica information

Population: 2.72m
Capital: Kingston
Calling Code: (1876)
Time Zone: -5 UTC
Currency: Jamaican dollar
Language: English

Weather in Kingston

Summary: Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 27.12°c
Wind speed: 0.63kph
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Jamaica List of National Holidays in Jamaica in 2019

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

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

Ash Wednesday


Ash Wednesday

Jamaica: Marks the beginning of lent. Marking the forehead with ash represents regret for past sins.

Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Good Friday

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

Easter Day


Easter Day

Jamaica: On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Easter Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Easter Monday

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

Labour Day


Labour Day

Jamaica: Replaced Empire Day in 1961. Marks a labour rebellion in 1938

Emancipation Day


Emancipation Day

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

Independence Day


Independence Day

Jamaica: Jamaican independence was granted on August 6 1962 and each year the date is dedicated to the remembrance of Jamaican history

National Heroes' Day

 Long Weekend! 
National Heroes' Day

Jamaica: Celebrated on the Third Monday in October. Commemorates seven national heroes from Jamaican history.

Christmas Day


Christmas Day

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

Boxing Day


Boxing Day

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

Notes

  • All public holidays are governed by the provisions of the Holidays (Public General) Act of 1895
  • With the exception of Labour Day any holiday that falls on a Saturday will be observed on that day