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Jamaica

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Jamaica

Holidays & Observances in Jamaica

Jamaica is an island in the Caribbean. Its culture is a mixture of West Indian, African, and European traditions. These influences have come together to shape modern Jamaica’s unique culture. Many aspects of Jamaican culture such as jerk chicken and reggae music are widely known around the world. Christianity is the most practiced religion, and its holidays are probably the most important in the country. Holidays in Jamaica are celebrated enthusiastically with parades and colorful traditions.

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Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Emancipation Day Emancipation Day Public
Independence Day Jamaica Independence Day Public
Christmas Eve Christmas Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Religious/Beliefs Christianity