Holidays in Antigua and Barbuda 2024

There are 11 public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda in 2024, all of which fall on weekdays.

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.

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. The holiday is observed on April 1, 2024.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on May 6, 2024, 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, or Pentecost Monday, is a religious festival Christians celebrate. It falls on the day after Pentecost, the 50th day after Easter Sunday. In 2024, the holiday falls on May 20.

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 5 and August 6, 2024.

Independence Day
The holiday, observed on November 1, 2024, commemorates when Antigua and Barbuda achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1981.

V.C. Bird Day
The holiday, observed on December 9, 2024, celebrates the birthday of Vere Cornwall Bird, the first Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day, observed on December 25, 2024, 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 Antigua and Barbuda 2024.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Good FridayMar 29, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 06, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Whit MondayMay 20, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Carnival MondayAug 05, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Carnival TuesdayAug 06, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday
Independence DayNov 01, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
V.C. Bird DayDec 09, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Antigua and Barbuda in 2024.

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