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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Antigua and Barbuda public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of October 2019, and covering calendar year 2020 Antigua and Barbuda public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Antigua and Barbuda public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Oct
  • 30
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  • Antigua and Barbuda Votes Public Holidays Legislation

    Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's) - The "Public Holiday (Amendment) Bill 2019" was passed in the Lower House of Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda, yesterday, with some surprise last-minute amendments which in fact turn Sundays into "Antigua and Barbuda's 12th public holiday", contrary to the initial aim of the legislation when it was introduced, earlier this year.
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  • Sep
  • 14
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  • Antigua and Barbuda To Amend Sunday Public Holidays

    Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's) - The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has announced plans to submit a bill to parliament to remove Sundays from the definition of the list of public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda and, according to Antigua and Barbuda Information Minister, Melford Nicholas, "to make it clear that Sundays are not to be treated like a holiday, thereby removing any uncertainty among employees and employers".
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2018

  • Dec
  • 28
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  • Antigua and Barbuda 2019 Public Holidays Released

    Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's) - The Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Legal Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda has released the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda for the upcoming calendar year 2019.
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  • Mar
  • 21
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  • Antigua and Barbuda Public Holiday March 22

    Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's) - Antigua and Barbuda's returned Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, has announced that as per tradition, he would declare tomorrow, Thursday, March 22, 2018, as a one-off post-election public holiday in Antigua and Barbuda.
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2017

  • Dec
  • 13
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  • Antigua and Barbuda 2018 Public Holidays Released

    Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's) - The Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Legal Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda has released the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda for the upcoming calendar year 2018.
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  • Aug
  • 7
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  • Antigua and Barbuda Emancipation Day Public Holidays Ruled-Out

    Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's) - The Festivals and Culture Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, E. P. Chet Greene, has ruled-out the declaration of a new official non-working public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda on Emancipation Day.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 10
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  • Antigua and Barbuda 2016-2017 Year-End Public Holidays Clarified

    Government of Antigua and Barbuda (St. John's) - The Governor of Antigua and Barbuda has issued a statement clarifying the dates of upcoming additional 2016-2017 year-end public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda.
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  • Dec
  • 5
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  • Antigua and Barbuda 2017 Public Holidays Released

    Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's) - The Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Legal Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda has released the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda for the upcoming calendar year 2017.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 23
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  • Antigua and Barbuda 2016 Public Holidays Released

    Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's) - The Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Legal Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda has released the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda for the upcoming calendar year 2016.
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  • Dec
  • 17
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  • Antigua and Barbuda December 28 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's) - Last night, Antigua and Barbuda's Minister of Labour, Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin, announced that, after lengthy discussions and a thorough review of the relevant laws, he and representatives from the Antigua and Barbuda Trade Union Congress and the Antigua and Barbuda Employers Federation, agreed that, contrary to what had been hinted at last week, Monday 28th December 2015 would be a normal working day and not a one-off non-working public holiday in Antigua and Barbuda.
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  • Dec
  • 11
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  • Antigua and Barbuda Mulls December 28 Public Holiday

    Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's) - Antigua and Barbuda's Minister of Labour, Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin, has informed the media that the Antiguan government cabinet will need to meet before it can decide if it should declare Monday, December 28, 2015, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Antigua and Barbuda, due to the annual Boxing Day non-working public holiday of Antigua and Barbuda falling on a Saturday in 2015.
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  • Oct
  • 30
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  • Antigua and Barbuda Mulls New National Heroes Day Public Holiday

    Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's) - Antigua and Barbuda's Culture Minister, Paul Chet Greene, has told local media that the ABLP government is yet to set aside a day for the observance of a new incarnation of the National Heroes Day annual non-working public holiday in Antigua and Barbuda, as "it has serious implications for the other holidays and has to be discussed with the Chamber of Commerce and other stakeholders".
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  • Apr
  • 12
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  • Antigua and Barbuda Public Holiday April 13

    Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's) - The Antigua and Barbuda government has declared day one of the first Test between West Indies and England, Monday, April 13, 2015, as a one-off non-working half-day public holiday in Antigua and Barbuda.
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  • Jan
  • 5
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  • Antigua and Barbuda 2015 Public Holidays Maintained

    Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's) - The Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Legal Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda has maintained the previously-released list of official non-working public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda for the calendar year 2015.
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2014

  • Aug
  • 19
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  • Antigua and Barbuda Public Holidays Amendments Act 2014

    Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's) - The Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) has tabled changes to the Antigua and Barbuda Public Holidays Amendment Act yesterday in the party's first sitting of Parliament since the last elections.
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  • Jun
  • 12
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  • Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Public Holiday June 13

    Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's) - Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister-elect, Gaston Browne, has announced that as per tradition, he would declare tomorrow, Friday, June 13, 2014, as a one-off post-election public holiday in Antigua and Barbuda.
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • Antigua and Barbuda 2014 Public Holidays Maintained

    Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's) - The Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Legal Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda has maintained the previously-released list of official non-working public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda for the calendar year 2014.
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2013

  • Feb
  • 5
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  • Antigua and Barbuda Revises 2013 Public Holidays

    Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's) - The Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Legal Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda has released a revised official list of public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda for the calendar year 2013.
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  • Jan
  • 31
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  • Antigua and Barbuda 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's) - The Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Legal Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda has released the official list of public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda for the calendar year 2013.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Antigua and Barbuda 2011 Year-End Public Holidays Clarified

    Government of Antigua and Barbuda (St. John's) - The Governor of Antigua and Barbuda has issued a statement clarifying the dates of upcoming additional year-end public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda.
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  • Dec
  • 9
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  • Antigua and Barbuda 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's) - The Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Legal Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda has released the official list of public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda for the calendar year 2012.
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  • Nov
  • 10
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  • Antigua and Barbuda Remembrance Day November 13

    Government of Antigua and Barbuda (St. John's) - The government of Antigua and Barbuda has announced that the upcoming, November 11, Remembrance Day, holiday would be observed on Sunday, November 13, 2011.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 18
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  • Antigua and Barbuda 2011 Year-End Public Holidays Clarified

    Government of Antigua and Barbuda (St. John's) - Antigua and Barbuda's Attorney General, Justin Simon, has issued a statement clarifying the dates of upcoming additional year-end public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda.
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  • Dec
  • 17
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  • Antigua and Barbuda 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's) - The Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Legal Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda has released the official list of public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda for the calendar year 2011.
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  • Aug
  • 30
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  • Antigua and Barbuda Declares August 30 Public Holiday

    Government of Antigua and Barbuda (St. John's) - Overnight, Antigua and Barbuda's Governor General, Dame Louise Lake-Tack, declared today, Monday, August 30, 2010, a one-off national public holiday to allow residents to clean-up after the passage of Hurricane Earl.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 7
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  • Antigua and Barbuda 2010 Year-End Public Holidays Clarified

    Government of Antigua and Barbuda (St. John's) - The government of Antigua and Barbuda has released an official announcement to the effect that "the General Public is hereby notified that Monday, December 28, 2009, is not a public holiday".
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  • Nov
  • 29
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  • Antigua and Barbuda 2010 Public Holidays Announced

    Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's) - The Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Legal Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda has released the official list of public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda for the calendar year 2010.
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  • Mar
  • 13
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  • Antigua and Barbuda Post-Election Public Holiday

    SKNVibes (Saint John's) - The newly elected UPP government of Antigua and Barbuda has declared today, March 13, 2009, as a one-off, post-election public holiday.
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  • Mar
  • 12
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  • Antigua and Barbuda Post-Election Public Holiday Expected

    Caribbean Net News (Saint John's) - Local media sources in Antigua and Barbuda expect Friday, March 13, 2009, the day after today's general elections, to be declared a one-off public holiday, "regardless of which party wins".
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2008

  • Aug
  • 22
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  • Antigua and Barbuda Half-Day Public Holiday On September 1st

    The Antigua Sun - Prime Minister, Baldwin Spencer, announced that cabinet had approved a recommendation making Monday, September 1, 2008, a one-off, half day national public holiday to be observed as a day of prayer and fasting by the entire nation.
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  • Mar
  • 12
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  • Antigua and Barbuda Declares March 18 Public Holiday

    The Antigua Sun - Tuesday, March 18, 2008, will be a public holiday in Antigua and Barbuda on the occasion of the funeral of former Prime Minister, Sir George Herbert Walter.
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  • Feb
  • 13
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  • Antigua And Barbuda One-Off Public Holiday On February 19

    The Antigua Sun - Minister of Labour, Dr. Jacqui Quinn- Leandro, announced that next Tuesday, February 19, 2008, would be a one-off-public holiday.
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2007

  • Aug
  • 1
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  • Antigua Denies Rumours Of August 8 Public Holiday

    The Antigua Sun - The Cabinet has denied rumours that Wednesday, August 8, 2007, the day after the 50th anniversary celebrations of Carnival end, is a public holiday.
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  • Mar
  • 23
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  • Antigua and Barbuda Declares March 27 Cricket Public Holiday

    India eNews - The Antigua and Barbuda government have declared March 27, 2007, as a one-off public holiday to mark the country's hosting of its first match of the ICC Cricket World Cup.
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2005

  • Sep
  • 15
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  • Antigua and Barbuda Renames VC Bird Day Public Holiday

    Antigua Official Gazette (Vol. XXV No. 57) - Antigua and Barbuda's Governor-General, James B. Carlisle, has signed into law, the "Public, Holidays (Amendment) Act, 2005" (Law No. 8 of 2005, An Act to amend the Public Holidays Act Cap. 345).
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2004

  • Mar
  • 4
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  • Antigua and Barbuda Public Holidays Amendments Act 2004

    Antigua and Barbuda Official Gazette - Antigua and Barbuda's Governor-General, James B. Carlisle, has signed into law, the "Public, Holidays (Amendment) Act, 2004" (Law No. 1 of 2004, An Act to amend the Public Holidays Act).
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2003

  • Dec
  • 10
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  • Antigua and Barbuda Considering December 9 Public Holiday

    Caribbean Media Corporation (Bridgetown) - Antigua and Barbuda's prime minister, Lester Bird, has announced plans to have December 9th, the birthday of the island's first National Hero and prime minister, Sir Vere Cornwall Bird, to be made a public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 1
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  • Antigua and Barbuda Public Holidays Amendments Act 2003

    Antigua and Barbuda Official Gazette - The "Public, Holidays (Amendment) Act, 2003" (An Act to amend the Public Holidays Act, Cap. 354) has been gazetted, after passing the House of Representatives and the Senate, last August.
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2000

  • Dec
  • 28
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  • Antigua and Barbuda Public Holidays Amendment Gazetted

    Antigua and Barbuda Official Gazette - The "Public Holidays (Amendment) Act, 2000" (An Act to amend the Public Holidays Act, Cap. 354) has been gazetted just in time for the new year.
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  • Nov
  • 21
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  • Antigua and Barbuda Public Holidays Amendment Passes Senate

    Government Printing Office (Antigua and Barbuda) - The "Public Holidays (Amendment) Act, 2000" (An Act to amend the Public Holidays Act, Cap. 354) has been approved by the Senate of Antigua and Barbuda.
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  • Nov
  • 9
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  • Antigua and Barbuda To Amend Public Holidays

    Government Printing Office (Antigua and Barbuda) - Antigua and Barbuda's House of Representatives has voted the "Public Holidays (Amendment) Act, 2000" (An Act to amend the Public Holidays Act, Cap. 354) which would replace the July CARICOM public holiday by a new August public holiday.
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See also: Antigua and Barbuda bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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