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: Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 26.29°c
Wind speed: 0.89kph
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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: Easter Sunday is the most important date in the Christian church. In the bible, it is the day when Mary Magdalene found that an empty tomb in the cave in which Jesus had been placed.

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 6th 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