Public Holidays in Anguilla in 2023

There are 14 public holidays in Anguilla 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.

James Ronald Webster Day
James Ronald Webster Day is observed on March 2, 2023, a holiday that honors James Ronald Webster, a politician in Anguilla. He was considered the father of his territory and died on December 9, 2016 at 90.

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.

Anguilla Day
The holiday is observed on May 30, 2023, and it celebrates the anniversary of the independence of Anguilla from St. Kitts and Nevis on May 30, 1967.

Queen's Birthday
Queen's Birthday is to celebrate the birthday of the monarch. However, the date is the Queen's official birthday, which may not be the monarch's actual birthday. It is observed on June 12, 2023

Emancipation Day
The holiday commemorates the anniversary of when the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 came into force and the abolishment of slavery in Anguilla on August 01, 1834. It is observed on the first Monday in August and falls on August 07, 2023.

August Thursday
August Thursday is observed on Thursday after the first Monday in August. The holiday celebrates the abolishment of slavery in Anguilla and is part of the Anguilla Summer celebrations in August, which is August 10, 2023.

Constitution Day
The holiday normally celebrates on the day after the August Thursday celebration, and it is the last day of the Anguilla Summer celebrations. It falls on August 11, 2023.

National Heroes and Heroines Day
The holiday originally commemorates the official separation of Anguilla from Saint Kitts and Nevis on December 19, 1980, with the name Separation Day. It is renamed National Heroes and Heroines Day, commemorating those who played important roles in making Anguilla a better place. It falls on December 19, 2023.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is observed on December 25, 2023, and it 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 Anguilla in 2023.

HolidayDateWeekdayNote
New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
New Year's Day HolidayJan 02, 2023MondayObserved
James Ronald Webster DayMar 02, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Good FridayApr 07, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 10, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Whit MondayMay 29, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Anguilla DayMay 30, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
Queen's BirthdayJun 12, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Emancipation DayAug 07, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
August ThursdayAug 10, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Constitution DayAug 11, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
National Heroes and
Heroines Day
Dec 19, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Boxing DayDec 27, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Anguilla in 2023.

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