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Jamaica bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

May ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name
Fri National Labour Day
Fri Emancipation Day
Wed Independence Day
Mon National Heroes' Day
Thu Christmas Day
Fri Boxing Day
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Recent News and Updates

16 Mar 2013 Jamaican Bank Holidays 2016-2018 (Bank of Jamaica-BOJ) The Bank of Jamaica, Jamaica's Central Bank, has released the official list of bank holidays in Jamaica for the calendar years 2016, 2017, and 2018.  10 Oct 2012 Jamaican 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Jamaica Information Service-JIS) The Government of Jamaica has released the official list of 2015 non-working public holidays in Jamaica.  17 Aug 2012 Jamaican August 17 Public Holiday Update (Jamaica Information Service-JIS) The Government of Jamaica has finally declared August 17 as Marcus Garvey Day in honour of the nation's first National Hero.  21 Oct 2011 Jamaican 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Jamaica Information Service-JIS) The Government of Jamaica has released the official list of 2014 non-working public holidays in Jamaica.  18 Aug 2011 Jamaican Call For August 17 Public Holiday (The Jamaica Gleaner-Kingston) A former Jamaican Senator, Barbara Makeda Blake-Hannah, has called for the declaration of Friday, August 17, 2012, as a one-off official non-working public holiday in Jamaica.  24 Dec 2010 Jamaica Declares December 27 Public Holiday (Jamaica Information Service-JIS) Jamaica's Minister of Labour and Social Security Pearnel Charles, has announced that, after consultations with the Prime Minister and the Attorney General, Monday, December 27, 2010, had been declared a one-off public holiday in Jamaica.  10 Oct 2010 Jamaican 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Jamaica Information Service-JIS) The Government of Jamaica has released the official list of 2013 non-working public holidays in Jamaica.  30 Jul 2010 Jamaica Declares August 2 Public Holiday (Jamaica Information Service-JIS) Jamaica's Ministry of Labour and Social Security has announced that the annual, August 1st, Emancipation Day public holidays would be observed on Monday, August 2, this year.  01 Aug 2009 Jamaica Declares August 8 National Day Of Mourning (Jamaica Information Service-Kingston) Jamaica's Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, has announced that Saturday, August 8, 2009, had been declared a national day of mourning.  03 Apr 2009 Jamaica Reverting To August 1st Public Holiday (Jamaica Information Service-Kingston) Jamaica's Information Service has issued a release stating that, in 2009, the Emancipation Day public holiday would be observed on Saturday, August 1st.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Jamaica public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Jamaica are regulated by the The Holidays (Public General) Act of 1895 (Laws of Jamaica, Vol. VII), most recently amended in 1973.  Christmas Day: Oddly enough, the Holidays Act of Jamaica does not list Christmas Day as a public holiday (although it does specifically refer to the day after Christmas). But, in practice, Christmas Day has been observed as a public holiday in Jamaica for as far back as records can be found.  Weekend Public Holidays: Public holidays that fall on a Sunday are moved to the following Monday. (the same is not always true for public holidays that fall on a Saturday).  Jamaica International Codes JM and JAM (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .jm (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Jamaica information and news: Bank of Jamaica (Jamaica central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Jamaica maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Jamaica), and Wikipedia (includes Jamaica commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Jamaica, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Jamaica, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Jamaica.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Jamaica, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Jamaica, before planning any trip to Jamaica. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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