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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

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Christmas Christmas Eve Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Monday Easter Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Emancipation Day Emancipation Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Independence Day Independence Day Jamaica National, Federal, Bank, Public