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Antigua and Barbuda 2022 Public Holidays Released

Source: Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's)
Posted: Friday, December 31, 2021


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 2022, as regulated by the The Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2005.

The aforementioned list of 2022 Antigua and Barbuda public holidays, as was the case for the 2020 and 2021 public holidays (2021-01-18 and 2020-01-15), is based on the "Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2019" No.23 of 2019 (2020-01-03, 2019-11-13, 2019-10-30 and 2019-09-14).

That latest act now specifies exactly what happens when some of the Antigua and Barbuda public holidays fall on a weekend day. The announced list of 2022 public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda mentions the parts of Section 3 of the "Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2019" which relate to 2022, namely:

• When the First day of January falls on a Sunday the following Monday shall be a public holiday.

• When the Twenty-fifth day of December falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday and Tuesday shall be public holidays.

The announcement contains the 2 following footnotes: "Sundays, Christmas Day and Good Friday are observed as Common Law Holidays" and "Caribana is a form of carnival celebration in Barbuda that is held every year during the Whit holiday weekend".

In the more distant past (2018-12-28, 2017-12-13, 2016-12-05, 2015-12-23, 2015-01-05 and 2014-01-06), the list of official non-working public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda for the corresponding calendar year, was based on the list of non-working public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda that we had supplied to government of Antigua and Barbuda (2013-02-05, 2013-01-31 and 2011-12-08).



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