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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Bahamas public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of April 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 Bahamas 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 Bahamas public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Apr
  • 15
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  • Bahamas Public Holiday April 22

    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 Monday, April 22, 2019 will be observed as Easter Monday, as well as Friday, April 19, 2019, which is Good Friday as per Section 8 (2) (b) of the Public Holiday Act.
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2018

  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Bahamas 2019 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 2019, including, for the third consecutive year, the new Majority Rule Day annual Bahamas public holiday.
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2017

  • Dec
  • 19
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  • Bahamas 2018 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 2018, including, again, the recently declared Majority Rule Day new annual public holiday in the Bahamas.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • 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.
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  • Dec
  • 20
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  • 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.
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  • Jan
  • 27
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  • 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.
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  • Jan
  • 7
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  • 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").
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2014

  • Dec
  • 29
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  • 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.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • 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.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 10
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  • 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.
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  • Oct
  • 11
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  • 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".
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  • Oct
  • 8
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  • 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.
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  • May
  • 6
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  • 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.
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  • May
  • 2
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  • Bahamas Majority Rule Public Holiday Bill Progress

    The Government of the Bahamas (Nassau) - The recent bill "to amend the pubic holidays act to create 10th January as Majority Rule Day and a public holiday" has officially been moved in the House of Representatives of the Bahamas by Fred Mitchell, MP.
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  • Apr
  • 11
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  • Bahamas Public Holidays Amendments Bill

    The Government of the Bahamas (Nassau) - The Bahamas' Prime Minister, Perry Gladstone Christie, has introduced legislation in Parliament confirming his earlier announced intent of making Majority Rule a new annual national public holiday in the Bahamas, and of renaming the Labour Day non-working public holiday in honour of the late Sir Randol Fawkes.
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  • Jan
  • 21
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  • Bahamas 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    The Government of the Bahamas (Nassau) - The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique which lists the official Bahamas public holidays for the calendar year 2013.
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  • Jan
  • 9
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  • Bahamas Considers January 10 Public Holiday

    The Government of the Bahamas (Nassau) - The Bahamas' Prime Minister, Perry Gladstone Christie, has announced that the Bahamas Cabinet would consider declaring January 10 as a new "Majority Rule" annual non-working public holiday in the Bahamas, starting in 2014.
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2012

  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Bahamas Public Holiday October 12

    The Government of the Bahamas (Nassau) - The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique advising the general public that Friday, October 12, 2012, would be observed as the upcoming non-working public holiday corresponding to the 2012 Discovery Day.
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  • Jan
  • 16
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  • Bahamas 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    The Government of the Bahamas (Nassau) - The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique which lists the official Bahamas public holidays for the calendar year 2012.
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2011

  • Jan
  • 11
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  • Bahamas 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    The Government of the Bahamas (Nassau) - The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique which lists the official Bahamas public holidays for the calendar year 2011.
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2010

  • Jun
  • 5
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  • Bahamas Amend 2010 and 2011 Public Holidays

    The Bahamas Weekly (Nassau) - The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique advising the general public of a recent Government's decision with respect to the remaining public holidays for 2010 and New Year's Day 2011.
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  • Jan
  • 15
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  • Bahamas 2010 Public Holidays Announced

    The Government of the Bahamas (Nassau) - The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique announcing the official Bahamas public holidays for the calendar year 2010.
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2009

  • Nov
  • 21
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  • Bahamas To Amend Public Holidays Act

    Government of the Bahamas (Nassau) - The Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Hubert Ingraham, has tabled an amendment to the Bahamas Public Holidays Act, designating Monday, December 28th, 2009, as this year's official Boxing Day public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 14
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  • Bahamas Discovery Day Public Holiday Still Unchanged

    The Tribune (Nassau) - Bahamas' PLP opposition party has once again called on the FNM governing party to gazette the change in name of the October Discovery Day public holiday to National Heroes Day.
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  • Jan
  • 20
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  • Bahamas 2009 Public Holidays Announced

    The Government of the Bahamas (Nassau) - The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique announcing the official Bahamas public holidays for the calendar year 2009.
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2008

  • Jan
  • 18
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  • Bahamas 2008 Public Holidays Announced

    The Government of the Bahamas (Nassau) - The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique announcing the official Bahamas public holidays for the calendar year 2008.
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2007

  • Sep
  • 28
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  • Bahamas Discovery Day Public Holiday Replacement Delayed Until 2008

    The Bahama Journal (Nassau) - Earlier this week, Bahamas' Minister of State for Culture, Charles Maynard, announced that the change of name of the Discovery Day public holiday to National Heroes Day won't come into effect by October 12 (the date of this year's Discovery Day as well as the date of the proposed National Heroes' Day).
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  • Mar
  • 30
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  • Bahamas Votes National Heroes Public Holiday Bill

    The Bahama Journal (Nassau) - The Bahamas lower house of Parliament has approved the National Heroes Bill and the National Honours Bill, followed by the Senate of the Bahamas on the following day.
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  • Jan
  • 11
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  • Bahamas Called On To Declare January 10 Public Holiday

    Freeport News (Freeport) - With the 40th anniversary of majority rule in the Bahamas, yesterday, there have been renewed calls on the government to make January 10 one of the Bahamas public holidays.
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  • Jan
  • 10
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  • Bahamas 2007 Public Holidays Announced

    The Government of the Bahamas (Nassau) - The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique announcing the official Bahamas public holidays for the calendar year 2007.
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2006

  • Jul
  • 27
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  • Bahamas Begins Debate On Discovery Day Public Holiday

    The Bahama Journal (Nassau) - Bahamas parliamentarians have begun debate in the House of Assembly on a bill that would change the name of the Discovery Day holiday to National Heroes Day.
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  • Jan
  • 10
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  • Bahamas 2006 Public Holidays Announced

    The Government of the Bahamas (Nassau) - The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique announcing the official Bahamas public holidays for the calendar year 2006.
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2005

  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Bahamas Bill To Amend Discovery Day Public Holiday

    The Bahama Journal (Nassau) - The government of the Bahamas has introduced "The National Heroes Bill" in the House of Assembly.
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  • Jan
  • 11
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  • Bahamas 2005 Public Holidays Announced

    The Government of the Bahamas (Nassau) - The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique announcing the official Bahamas public holidays for the calendar year 2005.
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2004

  • Jan
  • 13
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  • Bahamas 2004 Public Holidays Announced

    The Government of the Bahamas (Nassau) - The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique announcing the official Bahamas public holidays for the calendar year 2004.
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2002

  • Sep
  • 9
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  • Bahamas Changes 2002 Discovery Day Date

    Government of the Bahamas (Nassau) - The Cabinet Office has announced that the Government has decided that the Discovery Day Holiday would be observed on Monday, October 14, 2002.
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  • Sep
  • 9
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  • Bahamas Changes Days In Lieu For Public Holidays

    Government of the Bahamas (Nassau) - The Cabinet Office said the Government had decided that, in the future, whenever a holiday fell on a Saturday, it would be observed on the following Monday.
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2001

  • Dec
  • 13
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  • Bahamas Temporarily Amends Public Holidays

    The Government of the Bahamas (Nassau) - The government of the Bahamas has gazetted the "Public Holidays (Amendment) Act, 2001" which inserts a "Special provision for shop opening".
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See also: Bahamas bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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