There are 11 public holidays in the Bahamas in 2023, and one of them falls on the weekend: New Year's Day.
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.
Majority Rule Day
The holiday is observed on January 10, 2023, and commemorates the anniversary of when the Bahamas government first gained majority rule on this day in 1967.
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 is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. The holiday is observed on Apr 10, 2023 in Western churches and April 17, 2023 in Eastern churches.
Whit Monday, also known as Pentecost Monday, is an important 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.
Randol Fawkes Labour Day
Randol Fawkes Labour Day is a public holiday in the Bahamas, and it is observed on the first Friday in June each year. The holiday commemorates the workers in the Bahamas and also honors Randol Fawkes, a Bahamian politician. It falls on June 02, 2023.
Independence Day is observed on July 10, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of the Bahamas' independence on this day in 1973.
Emancipation Day is observed on the first Monday in August each year, which is August 07, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary when slavery was abolished on this day in 1834.
National Heroes' Day
National Heroes' Day is observed on October 9, 2023. The holiday is in honor of the national heroes of the Bahamas who made significant contributions to the nation.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It is a sharing holiday, 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, 2023.
The following is the list of public holidays in the Bahamas in 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Holiday||Jan 02, 2023||Monday||Observed|
|Majority Rule Day||Jan 10, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||Apr 10, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Whit Monday||May 29, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Randol Fawkes Labour Day||Jun 02, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Jul 10, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Emancipation Day||Aug 07, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|National Heroes' Day||Oct 09, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Boxing Day||Dec 26, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
Please also check working days in the Bahamas in 2023.