Public Holidays in the Bahamas in 2023

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
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 Apr 10, 2023 in Western churches and April 17, 2023 in Eastern churches.

Whit Monday
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
Independence Day is observed on July 10, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of the Bahamas' independence on this day in 1973.

Emancipation Day
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
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
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.

HolidayDateWeekdayNote
New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
New Year's HolidayJan 02, 2023MondayObserved
Majority Rule DayJan 10, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
Good FridayApr 07, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 10, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Whit MondayMay 29, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Randol Fawkes Labour DayJun 02, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Independence DayJul 10, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Emancipation DayAug 07, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
National Heroes' DayOct 09, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check working days in the Bahamas in 2023.

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