New Year's Day -
Wednesday January 1, 2020
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties.
Christmas holiday (end) -
Tuesday January 7, 2020
School holidays : Www.mes.gov.bb
calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
PISA ranking (average 493): not listed
Schooling is mandatory till age 15
no school on Saturday
school uniforms required
We carry all confirmed dates till Oct 2021
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Barbados Sailing Week -
Thursday January 16, 2020
Sports events : Http://www.ondecksailing.com/ 2020 edition confirmed
Errol Barrow Day -
Tuesday January 21, 2020
Secular holiday : In 1966 Barbados gained independence from Britain under the leadership of Errol Barrow of the Democratic Labour Party. Barrow served as prime minister from 1966-1976 and from 1986 to 1987, when he died in office. He has been honoured by the granting of a public holiday Nor a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Valentine's Day -
Friday February 14, 2020
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February
Easter holiday (beginning) -
Thursday March 26, 2020
School holidays :
Good Friday -
Friday April 10, 2020
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.
This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.
Sunday April 12, 2020
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday
Easter Monday -
Monday April 13, 2020
Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.
Easter holiday (end) -
Wednesday April 15, 2020
School holidays :
National Heroes Day -
Tuesday April 28, 2020
Secular holiday : Celebrates the 10 Patriots who have made a mark on Barbados. A slave rebellion leader, a woman preaching equality in the church, a skilled writer and orator, a political activist, populist leader, public educator, a trade union leader, the complete athlete,the Father of Independence and the founder of Barbados Democracy. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Celebrations take place in Heroes Square, where their pictures have been painted by the best Barbadian artists