Holidays in Jamaica 2024

There are ten public holidays in Jamaica in 2024, all of which fall on weekdays.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world. The holiday falls on January 1, 2024.

Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday, observed on February 14, 2024, is a Christian holy day of prayer, commonly observed with ashes and fasting. Ash Wednesday marks the start of the Lenten period leading up to Easter, another important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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, March 29, 2024.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 1, 2024.

Labour Day
Labour Day commemorates the labor rebellion in 1938 led by Alexander Bustamante leading to Jamaican independence in 1962. The holiday is observed on May 23, 2024.

Emancipation Day
Emancipation Day is a public holiday in Jamaica, observed on August 1, 2024. The holiday commemorates when the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 came into force, and Jamaica abolished slavery on August 1, 1834.

Independence Day
Independence Day is a public holiday in Jamaica, and it is observed on August 6 each year. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of Jamaica's independence from the British on August 6, 1962. The holiday falls on August 6, 2024.

National Heroes' Day
National Heroes' Day, observed on October 11, 2024, commemorates seven Jamaican heroes dedicated to Jamaica's advancement.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2024, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. 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, 2024.

The following is the list of public holidays in Jamaica 2024.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Ash WednesdayFeb 14, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Good FridayMar 29, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 23, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Emancipation DayAug 01, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Independence DayAug 06, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday
National Heroes' DayOct 21, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Jamaica in 2024.

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