Jamaica has a total of 11 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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Name of Holiday Day Date Type
New Year's Day Monday January 1 public
Ash Wednesday Wednesday February 14 public
Good Friday Friday March 30 public
Easter Sunday Sunday April 1 observance
Easter Monday Monday April 2 public
Labour Day Wednesday May 23 public
Emancipation Day Wednesday August 1 public
Independence Day Monday August 6 public
National Heroes Day Monday October 15 public
Christmas Day Tuesday December 25 public
Boxing Day Wednesday December 26 public