Public Holidays in Antigua and Barbuda

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Public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda list. Below are National public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda .

Public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda
Public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda

These are Antigua and Barbuda public holidays, national days observed nationwide in Antigua and Barbuda as declared by the Federal government or the supreme authority of the country.

Comprehensive list of public holidays celebrated in Antigua and Barbuda with dates (which may varies) and concise information on the origin or cause and meaning of holidays.

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda, part of the Leeward Islands chain in the eastern Caribbean, is located approximately 420 kilometers (261 miles) southeast of the US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and 180 kilometers (110 miles) north of the French overseas department of Guadeloupe.

Antigua (280 sq km/108 sq mi), Barbuda (161 sq km/62 sq mi), and uninhabited Redonda (1.3 sq km/5 sq mi) make up the total land area of 440 sq km (170 sq mi).

This total area is slightly less than 2.5 times larger than Washington, D.C. The total length of the coastline is 153 kilometers (95 mi). St. John’s, the capital city of Antigua and Barbuda, is located on the island of Antigua’s northwest coast.

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Public Holiday

A public holiday, national holiday, or better still legal holiday, is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year.

Sovereign nations and territories like Antigua and Barbuda observe holidays based on events of significance to their history, such as the National Day.

The public holidays are generally days of celebration or commemoration, like the anniversary of a significant historical event, or can be a religious celebration.

Public holidays can fall on a specific day of the year, be tied to a certain day of the week in a certain month or follow other calendar systems like the Lunar calendar, Islamic calendar and others.

Antigua and Barbuda Public Holidays

In the Antigua and Barbuda , a federal holiday is a calendar date that is recognized and designated by the federal government of the Antigua and Barbuda as a holiday.

Every year on a Antigua and Barbuda public holiday, non-essential federal government offices are closed, stock market trading may usually be suspended, and every federal government employee is paid for the holiday as well.

Institutions, such as banks, businesses, and schools may be closed on public holidays. In various parts of the country, state and city holidays may be observed concurrently with federal public holidays.

Below are the list of upcoming official Antigua and Barbuda public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays, regional public holidays, non-working national holidays and probably sectorial holidays.

Holidays in Antigua and Barbuda

Jan 01: New Year’s Day

Apr 02: Good Friday

Apr 05: Easter Monday

May 03: Labour Day

May 24: Whit Monday

Aug 02: Carnival Monday

A colourful spectacle on the early-morning on the Monday is the J’ouvert, a street party that mimics the celebrations that took place on August 1st 1834 when slavery was abolished.

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Carnival Monday

Aug 03: Carnival Tuesday

Aug 26: Lester Bird Funeral

Nov 01: Independence Day

Dec 09: V.C. Bird Day

V.C. Bird Day is a public holiday in Antigua and Barbuda on December 9th. It is a day to honour and celebrate the contributions of Sir Vere Cornwell Bird to the nation.

V.C. Bird Day

Dec 25: Christmas Day

Dec 26: Boxing Day

Dec 27: Boxing Day (in lieu)

*Meanwhile, if a non-working public holiday in Antigua and Barbuda happens during the weekend, then the Monday after would be non-working.

Antigua and Barbuda public holidays listed above

We hope that this list of public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda gives you an idea of which work-free days there is, being a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda or a visitor or probably checking to know which date is which.