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Bahamas : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Dollar (BMD)
  • Internet extension: .bs - Telephone code: +1-242 - International dialing code: 011 - GMT offset: -5 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Tuesday august 27, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday october 21, 2024Autumn holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday december 26, 2024Junkanoo Carnival,Events, celebrations...
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    Thursday december 26, 2024Boxing DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday january 1, 2025Junkanoo Carnival,Events, celebrations...
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    Wednesday january 1, 2025New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday january 6, 2025Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday january 10, 2025National Heroes DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday january 19, 2025Marathon (virtual)Sports events
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    Summer holiday (end)

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    Tuesday august 27, 2024
    School holidays :

    Autumn holiday (end)

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    Monday october 21, 2024
    School holidays :

    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    Junkanoo Carnival,

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    Thursday december 26, 2024
    Culture : The origin of the word junkanoo is rather obscure. It is believed it is tied to West African origins, as the costumes and conduct of the masqueraders bear similarities with the Yoruba Egungun festivals.

    Boxing Day

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    Thursday december 26, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Junkanoo Carnival,

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    Wednesday january 1, 2025
    Culture : The origin of the word junkanoo is rather obscure. It is believed it is tied to West African origins, as the costumes and conduct of the masqueraders bear similarities with the Yoruba Egungun festivals.

    New Year's Day

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    Wednesday january 1, 2025
    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. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Monday january 6, 2025
    School holidays : Www.ministryofeducationbahamas.com
    https://standrewsbahamas.com/ may vary from school to school
    PISA ranking (average 493): not listed
    Schooling is mandatory till age 15
    usually, no school on Saturday
    School hours: 09:00 to 15:00
    school uniforms required

    We carry confirmed dates till July 2025 (Dates may vary slightly)

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    National Heroes Day

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    Friday january 10, 2025
    Secular holiday : To recognise and reflect upon the greatest, most defining moment in all of Bahamian history: the attainment of Majority Rule on January 10, 1967.

    Marathon (virtual)

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    Sunday january 19, 2025
    Sports events : Http://marathonbahamas.com/ 2024 edition confirmed