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A preview of the Jamaica bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2019, 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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Jamaica Public Holidays in 2019
Jan.    Tue New Year's Day
Mar.    Wed Ash Wednesday
Apr.    Fri Good Friday
        Mon Easter Monday
May     Thu National Labour Day
Aug.    Thu Emancipation Day
        Tue Independence Day
Oct.    Mon National Heroes' Day
Dec.    Wed Christmas Day
        Thu Boxing Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

04 Aug 2017 Jamaican Public Holiday August 6-7 (Jamaica Information Service-JIS) The Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Jamaica, has announced that the upcoming Independence Day non-working public holiday of Jamaica would be observed on Monday, August 7, 2017.  06 May 2017 Jamaican Bank Holidays 2021-2022 (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 2021 and 2022.  16 Dec 2016 Jamaican Public Holiday January 2 (Jamaica Information Service-JIS) The Director of Legal Services of Jamaica's Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS), Camille Bennett-Campbell, has announced that the upcoming New Year's Day non-working public holiday of Jamaica would be observed on Monday, January 2, 2017.  08 Dec 2016 Jamaican 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Jamaica Information Service-JIS) The Government of Jamaica has released the official list of non-working public holidays in Jamaica for the calendar year 2017.  28 Jul 2016 Jamaican August 8 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Jamaica Information Service-JIS) The Minister of Labour and Social Security of Jamaica, Shahine Robinson, has issued a joint JIS/MLSS (Ministry of Labour and Social Security) news release in which she rules-out the declaration of Monday, August 8, 2016, as a one-off day in lieu non-working public holiday in Jamaica, to compensate the fact that this year's Independence Day annual non-working public holiday will fall on a Saturday.  22 Dec 2015 Jamaican December 28 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Jamaica Information Service-JIS) The Director of Legal Services at the Jamaican Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Camille Bennett-Campbell, has issued a JIS news release in which she rules-out the declaration of Monday, December 28, 2015, as a one-off day in lieu non-working public holiday in Jamaica, to compensate the fact that this year's Boxing Day annual non-working public holiday will fall on a weekend.  04 Nov 2015 Jamaican 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Jamaica Information Service-JIS) The Government of Jamaica has released the official list of 2016 non-working public holidays in Jamaica.  21 Jul 2015 Jamaican August 3 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Jamaica Information Service-JIS) The Director of Legal Services at the Jamaican Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Camille Bennett-Campbell, has issued a JIS news release in which she rules-out the declaration of Monday, August 3, 2015, as a one-off day in lieu non-working public holiday in Jamaica, to compensate the fact that this year's Emancipation Day annual non-working public holiday will fall on a weekend.  11 Jan 2015 Jamaican Bank Holidays 2019-2020 (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 2019 and 2020.  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.  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.  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), UnitedHealthcare Global (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 2019 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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