Top events in Jamaica

April
18

For those who enjoy getting their feet wet, or just feeling the spray from the safety of a harbourside bar, Jamaica’s Easter Regatta held, in...

May
01

The only international literary festival in the English-speaking Caribbean, Calabash was founded in 2001 by novelist Colin Channer. Over 30...

July
01

The ultimate celebration of this quintessentially Caribbean cooking technique is the Portland Jerk Festival held every July 4th, when the...

Jamaica Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Holidays falling on Sunday are observed the following Monday.

2014

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2014
March
05
Ash Wednesday
Start date:
5 March 2014
April
18
Good Friday
Start date:
18 April 2014
April
21
Easter Monday
Start date:
21 April 2014
May
23
Labour Day
Start date:
23 May 2014
August
01
Emancipation Day
Start date:
1 August 2014
August
04
Independence Day
Start date:
4 August 2014
October
24
National Heroes Day
Start date:
24 October 2014
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2014
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2014

2015

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2015
February
18
Ash Wednesday
Start date:
18 February 2015
April
03
Good Friday
Start date:
3 April 2015
April
06
Easter Monday
Start date:
6 April 2015
May
23
Labour Day
Start date:
23 May 2015
August
01
Emancipation Day
Start date:
1 August 2015
August
03
Independence Day
Start date:
3 August 2015
October
19
National Heroes Day
Start date:
19 October 2015
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2015
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2015
Edited by Jane Duru
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