Jamaica Overview

Jamaica Public Holidays

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During public holidays, expect all government offices and most retail establishments to close. See our Calendar of Monthly Events

January 1 New Year’s Day

February-March Ash Wednesday

March or April Good Friday and Easter Monday

May 23 Labour Day

August 1 Emancipation Day

August 6 Independence Day

October (3rd Mon.) National Heroes Day

December 25 Christmas Day

December 26 Boxing Day

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Dulcimer "Peaches" Robothom