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Barbados Holidays: Important Events & Days Off for Barbados

Barbados Holidays: Important Events & Days Off for Barbados

Summary:

In this brief post, we list the most popular Barbados holidays, events, and days off so that you can better understand Barbados.

Whether you’re about to visit Barbados or just keen on learning about the culture, check out our handy little calendar to learn about the different holidays and celebrations in Barbados.

Here’s our calendar of key Barbadian dates, national holidays, and important days in Barbados:

January

  • 1 January: New Year’s Day
  • 21 January: Errol Barrow Day

February

  • 14 February: Valentine’s Day

Related Read: Why Does February Have 29 Days in Leap Year?

March

  • Varying Friday: Good Friday (anytime from end of March through April)
  • Varying Sunday: Easter Sunday (anytime from end of March through April)
  • Varying Monday: Easter Monday (anytime from end of March through April)

April

  • 28 April: National Heroes’ Day

Related Read: Barbados History: A Quick Timeline of Barbados Historical Events

May

  • Varying Sunday: Whit Sunday (Pentecost. 49 days, or 7 weeks, after Easter.)
  • Varying Monday: Whit Monday (Pentecost Monday, 50 days after Easter.)
  • 1 May: Labor Day (Known alternately as “May Day” or “International Workers’ Day.”)

June

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July

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August

  • 1 August: Emancipation Day
  • First Monday in Aug: Kadooment Day

September

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October

  • 31 October: Halloween

November

  • 30 November: Independence Day

December

  • 6 December: Saint Nicholas
  • 24 December: Christmas Eve
  • 25 December: Christmas
  • 26 December: Boxing Day (Second Day of Christmas)
  • 31 December: New Year’s Eve
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