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Barbados Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Barbados public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of March 2019, and covering calendar year 2020 Barbados 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 Barbados public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Mar
  • 13
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  • Barbados 2019 Public Holidays Clarified

    Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour (Bridgetown) - The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations of the Government of Barbados has issued a statement advising that Monday, April 29, would be observed as a non-working public holiday in Barbados on account of National Heroes Day.
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  • Jan
  • 27
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  • Barbados 2020 Public Holidays Announced

    Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour (Bridgetown) - The government of Barbados has finally published its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Barbados for the calendar year 2020.
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2018

  • Jul
  • 14
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  • Barbados 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour (Bridgetown) - The government of Barbados has finally published its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Barbados for the calendar year 2019.
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2017

  • Jan
  • 21
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  • Barbados 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour (Bridgetown) - The government of Barbados has published its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Barbados for the calendar year 2018.
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2016

  • Jan
  • 16
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  • Barbados 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour (Bridgetown) - The government of Barbados has published its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Barbados for the calendar year 2017.
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2015

  • Jan
  • 14
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  • Barbados 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour (Bridgetown) - The government of Barbados has published its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Barbados for the calendar year 2016.
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2013

  • Feb
  • 6
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  • Barbados 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour (Bridgetown) - The government of Barbados has published the list of official non-working public holidays in Barbados for the calendar year 2015.
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2012

  • Apr
  • 30
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  • Barbados 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour (Bridgetown) - The government of Barbados has published the list of official non-working public holidays in Barbados for the calendar year 2014.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 23
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  • Barbados 2011 Year-End Public Holidays Announced

    Barbados Government Information Services (BGIS) - The government of Barbados has issued a statement specifying that the upcoming Christmas public holidays would be observed on Monday and Tuesday, December 26 and 27, 2011.
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  • Sep
  • 4
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  • Barbados 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour (Bridgetown) - The government of Barbados has published the list of official public holidays in Barbados for the calendar year 2013.
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2010

  • Sep
  • 24
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  • Barbados 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour (Bridgetown) - The government of Barbados has published the list of official public holidays in Barbados for the calendar year 2012.
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  • Jul
  • 29
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  • Barbados Clarifies August 2 and 3 Public Holidays

    Barbados Government Information Services (BGIS) - The government of Barbados has issued a statement specifying that the upcoming Emancipation Day public holiday would be observed on Tuesday, August 3, 2010, while the annual Kadooment Day public holiday will be celebrated on Monday, August 2, 2010.
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  • Feb
  • 12
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  • Barbados 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    Barbados Government Information Services (BGIS) - The government of Barbados has released it list of official public holidays for the calendar year 2011.
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2009

  • Jul
  • 29
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  • Barbados Partial Public Sector Holiday On July 31

    Barbados Government Information Services (BGIS) - The government of Barbados has announced that all Government offices, except for the essential services, will close at 3:00 p.m. this coming Friday, July 31, 2009.
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  • Apr
  • 16
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  • Barbados 2010 Public Holidays Announced

    Barbados Government Information Services (BGIS) - The government of Barbados has released it list of official public holidays for the calendar year 2010.
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2008

  • Feb
  • 20
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  • Barbados Declares February 21st As Rihanna Day

    The Nation News - The Government of Barbados has declared tomorrow, February 21st to be the official "Rihanna Day". That day will be marked by a free concert to be given by the teenage pop singer Rihanna.
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  • Jan
  • 17
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  • Barbados One-Off Public Holiday On January 18

    Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation - Following his victory in Tuesday's elections, Barbados Prime Minister, David Thompson, has declared a one-off public holiday on Friday, January 18, 2008.
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2003

  • May
  • 21
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  • Barbados Declares May 22 Post-Election Public Holiday

    Caribbean Media Corporation (Bridgetown) - Barbados Prime Minister, Owen Arthur, declared a public holiday for Thursday, May 22, 2003, following his re-election to a third straight term in office.
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See also: Barbados bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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