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Saint Martin bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder 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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Saint Martin Public Holidays in 2019 Observance*
Jan.    Tue New Year's Day
Mar.    Mon Carnaval Monday Other
        Tue Mardi Gras Other
        Wed Ash Wednesday Other
        Wed Mi-Carême (Mid-Lent) Other
Apr.    Fri Good Friday Bnk+Othr
        Mon Easter Monday
May   1 Wed Labour Day
      8 Wed Victory Day
     28 Tue Abolition Day
     30 Thu Ascension Day
June 10 Mon Whit Monday
July 14 Sun Fête Nationale (National Day)
Aug. 15 Thu Assumption Day
Nov.  1 Fri All Saints' Day
     11 Mon Armistice Day
Dec. 25 Wed Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

18 May 2018 Saint-Martin Public Holiday Amendment (Journal officiel-JORF) France's Saint-Martin DOM-TOM has released the "circulaire du 4 mai 2018 du Comité National pour la Mémoire et l’Histoire de l’Esclavage" which announces that the upcoming "Commémoration de l’abolition de l’esclavage à Saint-Martin" annual non-working public holiday in Saint-Martin, had been moved to Monday, May 28, 2018.  14 Feb 2015 France Votes Saint-Martin 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.  25 Apr 2012 Saint Martin Adds May 27 Public Holiday (Journal Officiel de la République Française-JORF) The list of annual official non-working public holidays in Saint Martin has been amended with the long-awaited gazetting of the return of the May 27 annual public holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery.  16 Jul 2007 Saint Martin's May 27 Public Holiday Canceled (Etats Généraux de l’Outre-Mer) Since yesterday, July 15, 2007, Saint-Martin is an independent French overseas administrative area and is no longer a part of Guadeloupe, and as such it has been officially confirmed that May 27 will no longer be a public holiday in Saint Martin.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Saint Martin 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 Saint Martin 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 island of Saint Martin voted to secede from Guadeloupe and in 2007, the island became a French overseas collective. The southern part of the island is part of the Netherland Antilles.  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.  Saint Martin International Codes MF and MAF (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 Saint Martin information and news: UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Saint Martin maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Saint Martin), and Wikipedia (includes Saint Martin commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Saint Martin, 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 Saint Martin, 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 Saint Martin, before planning any trip to Saint Martin. 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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