Holidays in Puerto Rico 2024

There are 19 public holidays in Puerto Rico in 2024, five of which fall on weekends.

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

Epiphany, or Three Kings' Day, is an important religious festival celebrating the three kings' visit. It is celebrated on April 6, 2024.

Martin Luther King Jr Day
The holiday marks the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., who advocated nonviolent means for racial segregation and successfully protested racial discrimination. It is observed on the third Monday of January, which is January 15, 2024.

Presidents' Day
The holiday, observed on February 19, 2024, honors the first president of the United States, George Washington, born on February 22, 1732, and served as president from April 30, 1789, to March 4, 1797.

American Citizenship Day
American Citizenship Day is a public holiday in Puerto Rico on March 2, 2024. The holiday commemorates President Woodrow Wilson signed the Jones-Shafroth Act on March 2, 1917, in which Puerto Ricans were extended United States statutory citizenship.

Emancipation Day
Emancipation Day is a public holiday in Puerto Rico on March 22, 2024. The holiday commemorates when slavery was abolished in Puerto Rico in 1873. Slavery existed in Puerto Rico in the 1500s as manpower to work in the mines and sugar cane plantations.

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 Sunday
Easter Sunday is an important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is a public holiday in many countries. In 2024, it falls on March 31.

Mothers' Day
Mothers' Day, observed on May 12, 2024, is a holiday honoring motherhood. People celebrate Mother's Day in different forms and on different days worldwide. The original celebration can track back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, while the modern Mother's Day celebrations started in the United States in the early 20th century.

Memorial Day
The holiday honors and mourns those who have died in the United States military services. It is observed on the last Monday of May, which is May 27, 2024.

Fathers' Day
Fathers' Day, observed on June 16, 2024, is a holiday honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds. People celebrate Fathers' Day in different forms and on different days worldwide. The original celebration of Father's Day has been recognized in some way for centuries.

Independence Day
The holiday, observed on July 4, 2024, commemorates the Declaration of Independence of the United States. On July 4, 1776, 13 colonies agreed to the United States Declaration of Independence and declared as free and independent states.

Constitution Day
Constitution Day is a public holiday in Puerto Rico on July 25, 2024. The holiday commemorates when the Constitution of Puerto Rico was signed into law on July 25, 1952.

Labour Day
Labor Day, observed on September 2, 2024, is a holiday to celebrate the labor movement and workers' contributions to American development and achievements. Labor Day originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

Columbus Day
The holiday is to celebrate the discovery of the Americas when Christopher Columbus first arrived in the Americas on October 12, 1492. It is observed on the second Monday in October, which is October 14, 2024.

Veterans Day
Veterans Day is a federal public holiday in the United States, observed on November 11, 2024. The holiday honors those who have served in the United States military.

Discovery Day
Discovery Day is a public holiday in Puerto Rico on November 19, 2024. The holiday commemorates when Christopher Columbus arrived on the island on November 19, 1493.

Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day is a holiday to celebrate the successful harvest and all the blessings from the last year, and it is observed on the fourth Thursday in November each year. In 2024, it falls on November 28.

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.

The following is the list of public holidays in Puerto Rico 2024.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
EpiphanyJan 06, 2024SaturdayPublic Holiday
Martin Luther King Jr DayJan 15, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Presidents' DayFeb 19, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
American Citizenship DayMar 02, 2024SaturdayPublic Holiday
Emancipation DayMar 22, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Good FridayMar 29, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Easter SundayMar 31, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
Mothers' DayMay 12, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
Memorial DayMay 27, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Fathers' DayJun 16, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
Independence DayJul 04, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Constitution DayJul 25, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Labour DaySep 02, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Columbus DayOct 14, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Veterans DayNov 11, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Discovery DayNov 19, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday
Thanksgiving DayNov 28, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Puerto Rico in 2024.

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