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Antigua and Barbuda

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Antigua and Barbuda

Holidays & Observances in Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda is a Caribbean country made up of three separate islands, Antigua, Barbuda, and uninhabited Redonda. It gained its independence from England in 1981, and English remains the official language. The predominant religion is Christianity with Anglican being the most practiced branch. Many of the people currently living in Antigua and Barbuda are descendants of former slaves, and they still maintain much of their West Indian traditions. Holidays and festivals are celebrated with great enthusiasm, and often last for weeks. For instance, Antiguans and Barbudans begin celebrating their independence day two weeks prior to the actual day (November 1st). Carnival is a religious holiday is most places, but in Antigua and Barbuda is celebrates the emancipation of slaves in Antigua and Barbuda and lasts for 10 days.

Upcoming Popular Holidays

Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Independence Day Independence Day in Antigua and Barbuda National, Federal, Bank, Public
Heroes' Day National Heroes Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Boxing Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
New Year's New Years Eve Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
New Year's New Year's Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Good Friday Good Friday National, Federal, Bank, Public
Good Friday Good Friday National, Federal, Bank, Public
Easter Easter Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Easter Easter Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Easter Monday Easter Monday National, Federal, Bank, Public
Easter Monday Easter Monday National, Federal, Bank, Public
International Workers' Day (Labour Day/May Day) Labour Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Whit Monday Whit Monday National, Federal, Bank, Public
Whit Monday Whit Monday National, Federal, Bank, Public
Emancipation Day Carnival Monday - J'ouvert National, Federal, Bank, Public
August Monday / Carnival Monday Carnival Monday - J'ouvert National, Federal, Bank, Public
Emancipation Day Carnival Tuesday - Last Lap National, Federal, Bank, Public
August Monday / Carnival Monday Carnival Tuesday - Last Lap National, Federal, Bank, Public