Top events in Jamaica

July
01

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

July
07

Billed with good reason as ‘the greatest Reggae show on Earth’, Sumfest is a week-long reggae and dancehall music festival extravaganza packing...

July
31

June is Jazz Month in the resort of Ocho Rios which spills over into the city of Kingston. This is reckoned to be Jamaica's complete jazz vacation...

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.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
February
10
Ash Wednesday
Start date:
10 February 2016
March
25
Good Friday
Start date:
25 March 2016
March
28
Easter Monday
Start date:
28 March 2016
May
23
Labour Day
Start date:
23 May 2016
August
01
Emancipation Day
Start date:
1 August 2016
August
01
Independence Day
Start date:
1 August 2016
October
17
National Heroes Day
Start date:
17 October 2016
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2016
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