There are 11 public holidays in Montserrat in 2023, and two of them fall on weekends: New Year's Day and Festival 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.
St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day, observed on March 17, 2023, is a holiday in memory of Saint Patrick, a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. He brought Christianity to Irish people in the fifth century and is considered the founder of Christianity in Ireland.
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, April 7, 2023.
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 10, 2023.
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.
Coronation of King Charles III
The holiday celebrates King Charles III's coronation, which will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at Westminster Abbey in London. King Charles III became the King of the United Kingdom following the death of his mother, Elizabeth II, on September 8, 2022.
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 2023, the holiday falls on May 29.
King's Birthday, observed on June 12, 2023, was celebrated as Queen's Birthday before 2023 to celebrate the monarch's birthday. The holiday is an important recognition of the new monarch, King Charles III, who became the King of the United Kingdom and the 14 other Commonwealth realms following the death of his mother, Elizabeth II, on September 8, 2022.
Emancipation Day is a public holiday celebrated in Montserrat on August 7, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary when the abolishment of slavery in Montserrat on August 1, 1834.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and 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 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 Montserrat in 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Day Holiday||Jan 02, 2023||Monday||Observed|
|St. Patrick's Day||Mar 17, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||Apr 10, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Coronation of King Charles III||May 06, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Whit Monday||May 29, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|King's Birthday||Jun 12, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Emancipation Day||Aug 07, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Boxing Day||Dec 26, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Festival Day||Dec 31, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Montserrat in 2023.