Top events in Jamaica

August
29

Jamaica springs to life with music and dancing when the island commemorates the anniversary of its independence, which took place in 1962. Parades...

February
02

The All Stages Rally Jamaica sees a field of 30-plus speedy motors tackling a wide variety of terrain across the countryside of Jamaica,...

February
02

Throughout Jamaica but especially in Kingston, people celebrate the life and music of Bob Marley, who died of cancer in 1981 at the age of 36....

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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