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The Bahamas bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the first 9 months of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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The Bahamas Public Holidays in 2017
Jan.  1 Sun New Year's Day
      2 Mon New Year Holiday
     10 Tue Majority Rule Day
Apr. 14 Fri Good Friday
     17 Mon Easter Monday
June  2 Fri Sir Randol Fawkes Day (Labour Day)
      5 Mon Whit Monday
July 10 Mon Independence Day
Aug.  7 Mon Emancipation Day
Oct.    Mon National Heroes Day
Dec.    Mon Christmas Day
        Tue Boxing Day
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Recent News and Updates

22 Dec 2016 Bahamas 2017 Public Holidays Announced (The Government of the Bahamas-Nassau) The Government of the Bahamas has released its annual official list of the non-working public holidays in the Bahamas, for the calendar year 2017.  20 Dec 2016 Bahamas Public Holiday January 10 (The Government of the Bahamas-Nassau) The Government of the Bahamas has released a Cabinet Office Public Notice to advise the population of the Bahamas that, contrary to earlier announcements, the forthcoming public holiday commemorating Majority Rule will be observed on the actual anniversary date, namely, Tuesday, January 10, 2017.  27 Jan 2016 Bahamas 2016 Public Holidays Announced (The Government of the Bahamas-Nassau) The Government of the Bahamas has released its annual official list of the non-working public holidays in the Bahamas, for the calendar year 2016.  07 Jan 2016 Bahamas Public Holiday January 11 (The Government of the Bahamas-Nassau) The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique advising the general public that "Sunday 10 January is Majority Rule Day, marking the 49th Anniversary of the first government which the majority of the country elected on a one man one vote basis", and therefore that a day in lieu non-working public holiday in the Bahamas had been declared for Monday, January 11, 2016 ("To mark this occasion the holiday will be celebrated on Monday 11th January").  29 Dec 2014 Bahamas 2015 Public Holidays Announced (The Government of the Bahamas-Nassau) The Government of the Bahamas has communicated to us their official list of the annual Bahamas non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2015.  03 Jan 2014 Bahamas Public Holiday January 10 (The Government of the Bahamas-Nassau) The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique advising the general public that "with the coming into force of the Majority Rule Act", Friday, January 10, 2014, would be observed as the new annual non-working public holiday known as Majority Rule Day in the Bahamas.  10 Dec 2013 Bahamas 2014 Public Holidays Announced (The Government of the Bahamas-Nassau) The Government of the Bahamas has communicated to us their official list of the annual Bahamas non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2014.  11 Oct 2013 Bahamas Majority Rule Public Holiday Official (The Government of the Bahamas-Nassau) The Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Perry Christie, has announced final passage of last spring's bill "to amend the pubic holidays act to create 10th January as Majority Rule Day and a public holiday".  08 Oct 2013 Bahamas Public Holiday October 14 (The Government of the Bahamas-Nassau) The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique advising the general public that Monday, October 14, 2013, would be observed as the upcoming annual non-working public holiday corresponding to the 2013 Discovery Day in the Bahamas.  06 May 2013 Bahamas Majority Rule Public Holiday Debate Closed (The Government of the Bahamas-Nassau) Earlier today, the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, and MP for Centreville, Perry Christie, wrapped-up the current house debate on the bill to make Majority Rule Day a public holiday.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the The Bahamas 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 the Bahamas are regulated by Chapter 36 of Bahamian Statute Law, known in short form as the Public Holidays Act of 1938 (revised 12 times since 1938), most lately and comprehensively by the Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2000.  Discovery Day: After his 2002 election, Prime Minister Christie appointed the National Cultural Development Commission to determine when Bahamian history month should be observed, and consequently when and how to observe National Heroes' Day. The commission yielded 2 reports. The majority report recommended that Bahamian history month be observed in October, and that Discovery Day (October 12) be observed as National Heroes Day. The minority report, however, recommended Bahamian history month be observed in January, and that January 10, the anniversary of majority rule, be named National Heroes Day .  The Bahamas International Codes BS and BHS (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .bs (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of The Bahamas information and news: Central Bank of The Bahamas (The Bahamas central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (The Bahamas maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in The Bahamas), and Wikipedia (includes The Bahamas 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 The Bahamas, may belong to a religious group that is not common in The Bahamas, 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 The Bahamas.


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 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for The Bahamas, 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 The Bahamas, before planning any trip to The Bahamas. 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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