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This article is about public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda.

Holidays

Date English Name Remarks
January 1 New Year's Day If 1 Jan is a Sunday, then Monday 2 Jan is a public holiday[1][2]
Two days before Easter[3] Good Friday
One day after Easter[3] Easter Monday
First Monday in May Labour Day Marked by singing, dance, and free transportation to areas where celebrations occur.
50 days after Easter[3] Whit Monday
First Monday in August August Monday (Carnival)
Tuesday after First Monday in August August Tuesday
November 1 Independence Day Celebrated on the following Monday if 1 Nov is a Saturday or Sunday[1]. Frequently associated with a parade, distribution of awards and a national food fair.
December 9 National Heroes Day Sometimes called VC Bird Day. Marked by speeches and family gatherings.
December 25 Christmas Day If 25 Dec falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then 27 December (which is then a Monday or a Tuesday) is a public holiday[1].
December 26 Boxing Day

Variable dates

  • 2020
    • Easter – April 12[4]
    • Labour Day – May 4
    • Whit Monday – June 1[5]
    • August Monday – August 3
  • 2021
    • Easter – April 4[4]
    • Labour Day – May 3
    • Whit Monday – May 24 [5]
    • August Monday – August 2
  • 2022
    • Easter – April 17[4]
    • Labour Day – May 2
    • Whit Monday – June 6 [5]
    • August Monday – August 1
  • 2023
    • Easter – April 9[4]
    • Labour Day – May 1
    • Whit Monday – May 29 [5]
    • August Monday – August 7
  • 2024
    • Easter – March 31 [4]
    • Labour Day – May 6
    • Whit Monday – May 20 [5]
    • August Monday – August 5
  • 2025
    • Easter – April 20[4]
    • Labour Day – May 5
    • Whit Monday – June 9[5]
    • August Monday – August 4
  • 2026
    • Easter – April 5[4]
    • Labour Day – May
    • Whit Monday –
    • August Monday – August
  • 2027
    • Easter – March 28 [4]
    • Labour Day – May 4
    • Whit Monday –
    • August Monday – August 3
  • 2028
    • Easter – April 16[4]
    • Labour Day – May 1
    • Whit Monday –
    • August Monday – August 7
  • 2029
    • Easter – April 1[4]
    • Labour Day – May 1
    • Whit Monday –
    • August Monday – August 7

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2005
  2. ^ Antigua Barbuda Government Holiday List
  3. ^ a b c Determining Easter
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Methodology, US Census Bureau-Center for Statistical Research and. "Dates of Easter from 1600 to 2099 - X-13ARIMA-SEATS Seasonal Adjustment Program - US Census Bureau". www.census.gov. Retrieved September 13, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Whit Monday in The Bahamas". www.timeanddate.com. Retrieved September 13, 2020.