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Martinique bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the first 4 months of 2020, 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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Martinique Public Holidays in 2020 Observance*
Jan.  1 Wed New Year's Day
Feb. 24 Mon Carnaval Monday (jour chômé d'usage) Other
     25 Tue Mardi Gras (jour chômé d'usage) Other
     26 Wed Ash Wednesday (jour chômé d'usage) Other
Apr. 10 Fri Good Friday (jour chômé d'usage) Bnk+Othr
     13 Mon Easter Monday
May     Fri Labour Day
        Fri Victory Day
        Thu Ascension Day
        Fri Abolition Day
June    Mon Whit Monday
July    Tue Fête Nationale (National Day)
Aug.    Sat Assumption Day
Nov.    Sun All Saints' Day
        Wed Armistice Day
Dec.    Fri Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

14 Feb 2015 France Votes Martinique 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 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 Martinique 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 Martinique 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.  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).  Easter-related public holidays: Carnival Monday, Mardi Gras, and Ash Wednesday are greatly celebrated despite not being official public holidays. Schoelcher Day, on July 21, is also observed by many.  Martinique International Codes MQ and MTQ (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .mq (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Martinique information and news: Bank of France (Martinique central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Martinique maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Martinique), and Wikipedia (includes Martinique commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Martinique, 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 2020 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Martinique, 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 Martinique, before planning any trip to Martinique. 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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