Holidays in Barbados 2023

In Barbados, there are 12 public holidays in 2023, two of which fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Errol Barrow Day
The holiday is observed on January 21, 2023, and it commemorates the birthday of Errol Barrow, the first Prime Minister of Barbados. In 1998, he was declared Barbados' National Hero.

Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. In 2023, Good Friday is celebrated on April 7, 2023 in Western churches and April 14, 2023 in Eastern churches.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. The holiday is observed on April 10, 2023 in Western churches and April 17, 2023 in Eastern churches.

National Heroes' Day
The holiday is observed on April 28, 2023, and honors the most prominent figures in Barbados' history who made significant contributions to the country.

Labour Day
Labour Day is celebrated on May 01, 2023 celebrating the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

Whit Monday
Whit Monday, also known as Pentecost Monday, is a religious festival Christians celebrate. It falls on the day after Pentecost, the 50th day after Easter Sunday. In 2023, the holiday falls on May 29.

Emancipation Day
Emancipation Day is observed on August 1, 2023 and it commemorates the date when the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 came into force, and slavery was abolished in Barbados on August 1, 1834.

Kadooment Day
Kadooment Day is observed on August 07, 2023, and marks the end of the Crop Over, the traditional harvest festival in Barbados that lasts 6 weeks.

Independence Day
Independence Day is a public holiday in Barbados, observed on November 30, 2023. The holiday commemorates when Barbados gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1966.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It is a holiday of sharing, and people exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.

Boxing Day
Boxing Day is also known as St. Stephen's Day and is widely known as a shopping holiday in some countries. It falls on December 26, 2023.

The following is the list of public holidays in Barbados 2023.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
New Year's Day HolidayJan 02, 2023MondayObserved
Errol Barrow DayJan 21, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
Good FridayApr 07, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 10, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
National Heroes' DayApr 28, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Whit MondayMay 29, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Emancipation DayAug 01, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
Kadooment DayAug 07, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Independence DayNov 30, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Barbados in 2023.

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