Public holidays in Barbados

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There are 12 public holiday in Barbados, also called bank holidays locally:[1]

Holiday Date Date in 2020 Remarks
New Year's Day 1 January 1 January 2020 Celebrates the first day of every year in the Gregorian calendar.
Errol Barrow Day 21 January 21 January 2020 A day of recognition for Errol Barrow the Father of the Nation.
Good Friday Date varies 10 April 2020 Commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus.
Easter Monday Date varies 13 April 2020 Day after Easter Sunday.
National Heroes' Day 28 April 28 April 2020 Celebrated in honour of the ten Barbadian National Heroes.
May Day (Labour Day) 1 May 1 May 2020 Celebrated in recognition of International Workers' Day.[2]
Whit Monday Date varies 1 June 2020 Day after Pentecost.
Emancipation Day 1 August 1 August 2020 The date on which Trans-Atlantic African slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire.
Kadooment Day 1st Monday in August 3 August 2020 Climax of Crop Over celebrations.
Independence Day 30 November 30 November 2020 The anniversary of Barbadian national independence, from the United Kingdom in 1966.
Christmas Day 25 December 25 December 2020 Celebrates the birth of Jesus.
Boxing Day 26 December 26 December 2020 Day after Christmas.

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  1. ^ "Happy Holidays: Six long weekends in 2020 for Barbados". Loop News Barbados. 17 December 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  2. ^ "BARBADOS EMPLOYERS' CONFEDERATION: Celebrating May Day". Nation News. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2020.