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Jamaica : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Dollar (JMD)
  • Internet domain: .jm - Telephone code: +1-876 - International dialing code: 011 - GMT offset: -5 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Ash WednesdayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday february 21, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday february 26, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday february 26, 2024Jamaica DaySchool holidays
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    Friday march 22, 2024Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday march 29, 2024Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday april 1, 2024Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday april 2, 2024Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday may 12, 2024Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday may 23, 2024Labour DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday june 23, 2024Day of MourningSpecial Events
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    Friday july 5, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday august 1, 2024Emancipation DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday august 6, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Valentine's Day

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Ash Wednesday

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Christian observance to begin the 40 day season of Lent. Ashes are marked on worshippers as a sign of penitence.

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday february 21, 2024
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday february 26, 2024
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    Jamaica Day

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    Monday february 26, 2024
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    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Friday march 22, 2024
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    Good Friday

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    Friday march 29, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Easter Monday

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
    Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

    Spring holiday (end)

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    Tuesday april 2, 2024
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    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday may 12, 2024
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    Labour Day

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    Thursday may 23, 2024
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    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
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    Day of Mourning

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    Sunday june 23, 2024
    Special Events : To mourn the loss of Jamaica’s children who have been killed and support those suffering abuse

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday july 5, 2024
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    Emancipation Day

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    Thursday august 1, 2024
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    Independence Day

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    Tuesday august 6, 2024
    Secular holiday : Granted by the UK in 1962