Guadeloupe Public Holidays 2019

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Guadeloupe bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the first 6 months of 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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Guadeloupe Public Holidays in 2019 Observance*
Jan.  1 Tue New Year's Day
Mar.  4 Mon Carnaval Monday (jour chômé d'usage) Other
      5 Tue Mardi Gras (jour chômé d'usage) Other
      6 Wed Ash Wednesday (jour chômé d'usage) Other
     27 Wed Mi-Carême (Mid-Lent) (jour chômé d'usage) Other
Apr. 19 Fri Good Friday (jour chômé d'usage) Bnk+Othr
     22 Mon Easter Monday
May   1 Wed Labour Day
      8 Wed Victory Day
     27 Mon Abolition Day
     30 Thu Ascension Day
June 10 Mon Whit Monday
July    Sun Fête Nationale (National Day)
Aug.    Thu Assumption Day
Nov.    Fri All Saints' Day
        Mon Armistice Day
Dec.    Wed Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

14 Feb 2015 France Votes Guadeloupe Public Holidays Amendment (Le Monde-Paris) France's National Assembly has voted the Bareigts amendment to the omnibus Macron economic growth bill currently being considered, which would allow the replacement of 7 of the 11 Fench annual public holidays by more local (ie. Muslim and Hindu) annual non-working public holidays.  24 Feb 2009 Guadeloupe Cancels Ash Wednesday Celebrations (Europe 1-Pointe-à-Pitre) French media report that the celebrations related to the annual Ash Wednesday public holiday in the Guadeloupe have been canceled for the calendar year 2009.  21 Jul 2007 Guadeloupe's Saint-Barthélemy and Saint Martin Officially Independent (Le Figaro) The islands of Saint-Barthélemy and Saint Martin, previously communes of Guadeloupe, have now been granted the TOM (Territoire d'Outre-Mer) status.  25 Oct 2006 (Le Figaro-Paris) The French cabinet has decided that the 2007 presidential elections will be held on April 22, 2007, followed by an almost certainly necessary second round on May 6, 2007.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Guadeloupe 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 Guadeloupe are the same as those in France and are regulated by Article L222-1 du Code du travail (Labour Code), to which is added Abolition Day.  Carnival is not an official public holiday, but both Carnival Monday and Carnival Tuesday are treated as a customary (common law) days off. The same is true of Ash Wednesday and mid-Lent.  The islands of Saint Barthélemy (St.Barths) and Saint Martin voted to secede from Guadeloupe and in 2007, the islands became French overseas collectives.  Weekend Public Holidays: Public holidays that occur on a weekend remain on that date (ie. they are not moved to another date, such as the following Monday, for example).  Schoelcher Day on July 21st and All Souls' Day on November 2nd are also observed by many. Whit Monday was no longer recognized as one of the public holidays as of 2005, to help fund health care for elderly persons following the high number of elderly deaths during the heat wave of the summer of 2003. However, it returned to the list of French public holidays starting in 2008.  Guadeloupe International Codes GP and GLP (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .gp (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Guadeloupe information and news: Bank of France (Guadeloupe central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Guadeloupe maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Guadeloupe), and Wikipedia (includes Guadeloupe commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Guadeloupe, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.

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 Guadeloupe, 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 Guadeloupe, before planning any trip to Guadeloupe. 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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