Public Holidays in Antigua and Barbuda in 2023

In Antigua and Barbuda, there are 11 public holidays in 2023, and two fall on weekends: New Year's Day and V.C. Bird 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.

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.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates 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
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.

Carnival
Carnival is to celebrate the slavery abolishment in many Caribbean countries. As a result, many Caribbean countries observe the Carnival celebrations in July or early August to commemorate the anniversary of slavery being abolished on August 1, 1834. It lasts two days, August 07 and August 08, 2023.

Independence Day
The holiday, observed on November 1, 2023, commemorates the anniversary of when Antigua and Barbuda achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1981.

V.C. Bird Day
The holiday, observed on December 9, celebrates the birthday of Vere Cornwall Bird, the first Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day 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, 2023.

The following is the list of public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda in 2023.

HolidayDateWeekdayNote
New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
New Year's Day HolidayJan 02, 2023MondayObserved
Good FridayApr 07, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 10, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Whit MondayMay 29, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Carnival MondayAug 07, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Carnival TuesdayAug 08, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
Independence DayNov 01, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
V.C. Bird DayDec 09, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check working days in Antigua and Barbuda in 2023.

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