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.

2017

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2017
March
01
Ash Wednesday
Start date:
1 March 2017
April
14
Good Friday
Start date:
14 April 2017
April
17
Easter Monday
Start date:
17 April 2017
May
23
Labour Day
Start date:
23 May 2017
August
01
Emancipation Day
Start date:
1 August 2017
August
07
Independence Day
Start date:
7 August 2017
October
16
National Heroes Day
Start date:
16 October 2017
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2017
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2017

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