Jamaica has a total of 20 holidays in 2018. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.
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|New Year's Day
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
|Monday||January 1||National holiday|
Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent in western Christian churches.
|Wednesday||February 14||National holiday|
Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
|Friday||March 30||National holiday|
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
|Monday||April 2||National holiday|
Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
|Labor Day / May Day
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
|Wednesday||May 23||National holiday|
Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.
||Wednesday||August 1||National holiday|
||Monday||August 6||National holiday|
|National Heroes' Day
||Monday||October 15||National holiday|
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
|Tuesday||December 25||National holiday|
||Wednesday||December 26||National holiday|
|New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.