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Jamaica has a total of 21 holidays in 2020. 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 downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.
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|New Year's Day
||Wednesday, January 1, 2020||New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.|
||Friday, February 14, 2020||Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.|
||Wednesday, February 26, 2020||Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent in western Christian churches.|
||Friday, March 20, 2020||March Equinox in Jamaica (Kingston)|
||Friday, April 10, 2020||Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.|
||Sunday, April 12, 2020||Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.|
||Monday, April 13, 2020||Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.|
||Sunday, May 10, 2020||Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.|
|Labor Day / May Day
||Saturday, May 23, 2020||May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.|
|Labor Day / May Day observed
||Monday, May 25, 2020||May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.|
||Saturday, June 20, 2020||June Solstice in Jamaica (Kingston)|
||Sunday, June 21, 2020||Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.|
||Saturday, August 1, 2020||Emancipation Day is a public holiday in Jamaica|
||Thursday, August 6, 2020||Independence Day is a public holiday in Jamaica|
||Tuesday, September 22, 2020||September Equinox in Jamaica (Kingston)|
|National Heroes' Day
||Monday, October 19, 2020||National Heroes' Day is a public holiday in Jamaica|
||Monday, December 21, 2020||December Solstice in Jamaica (Kingston)|
||Thursday, December 24, 2020||Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.|
||Friday, December 25, 2020||Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.|
||Saturday, December 26, 2020||Boxing Day is a public holiday in Jamaica|
|New Year's Eve
||Thursday, December 31, 2020||New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.|