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Barbados : 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



Internet extension: .bb - Telephone c - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)ode: +1-246 - International dialing code: 011 - GMT offset: -4 (DST: no)
Currency: Dollar (BBD) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Name Date Kind
New Year's Day*Saturday January 1, 2022Secular holiday 
Christmas holiday (end)**Monday January 10, 2022School holidays 
Barbados Sailing Week*Wednesday January 19, 2022Sports events 
Errol Barrow Day**Friday January 21, 2022Secular holiday 
Valentine's Day*Monday February 14, 2022cards/flowers 
carnival holiday (beginning)Wednesday February 23, 2022School holidays 
carnival holiday (end)Monday February 28, 2022School holidays 
Christmas holiday (beginning)Friday December 17, 2021School holidays 
Christmas Day*Saturday December 25, 2021Catholic or protestant 
Boxing DaySunday December 26, 2021Secular holiday 

New Year's Day -
Saturday January 1, 2022

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) -
Monday January 10, 2022

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

Dates confirmed till Oct 2022

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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Barbados Sailing Week -
Wednesday January 19, 2022

Sports events : Http://www.ondecksailing.com/ https://www.allatsea.net/event/barbados-sailing-week/2022-01-19/ 2022 edition confirmed (provided the Covid epidemics is stopped)


Errol Barrow Day -
Friday January 21, 2022

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 -
Monday February 14, 2022

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


Carnival holiday (beginning) -
Wednesday February 23, 2022

School holidays :


Carnival holiday (end) -
Monday February 28, 2022

School holidays :


Christmas holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 17, 2021

School holidays :


Christmas Day -
Saturday December 25, 2021

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.


Boxing Day -
Sunday December 26, 2021

Secular holiday :