There are 12 public holidays in Barbados in 2025, one of which falls on the weekend.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2025, 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, 2025, and it commemorates the birthday of Errol Barrow, the first Prime Minister of Barbados. In 1998, he was declared Barbados' National Hero.
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, April 18, 2025.
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it falls on April 21, 2025.
National Heroes' Day
The holiday is observed on April 28, 2025, and honors the most prominent figures in Barbados' history who made significant contributions to the country.
Labour Day is celebrated on May 1, 2025 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, or Pentecost Monday, is a religious festival Christians celebrate. It falls on the day after Pentecost, the 50th day after Easter Sunday. In 2025, the holiday falls on June 9.
Emancipation Day is observed on August 1, 2025 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 is observed on August 4, 2025, and marks the end of the Crop Over, the traditional harvest festival in Barbados that lasts six weeks.
Independence Day is a public holiday in Barbados, observed on November 30, 2025. The holiday commemorates when Barbados gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1966.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2025, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It is a holiday for sharing, and people exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.
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, 2025.
The following is the list of public holidays in Barbados 2025.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2025||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Errol Barrow Day||Jan 21, 2025||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 18, 2025||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||Apr 21, 2025||Monday||Public Holiday|
|National Heroes' Day||Apr 28, 2025||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2025||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Whit Monday||Jun 09, 2025||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Emancipation Day||Aug 01, 2025||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Kadooment Day||Aug 04, 2025||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Nov 30, 2025||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day Holiday||Dec 01, 2025||Monday||Observed|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2025||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Boxing Day||Dec 26, 2025||Friday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Barbados in 2025.