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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

  • Currency: Dollar (BBD)
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    Since 2021 Barbados is no longer a member of Commonwealth
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday july 11, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday august 1, 2024Emancipation DaySecular holiday
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    Monday august 5, 2024KadoomentSecular holiday
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    Monday september 16, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday september 22, 2024Arbor DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday october 27, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday november 4, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday november 30, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Friday december 6, 2024Barbados MarathonSports events
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    Thursday december 12, 2024Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday december 26, 2024Boxing DaySecular holiday
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    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday july 11, 2024
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    Emancipation Day

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    Thursday august 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Celebrates the Emancipation of slaves in the British Empire on August 1, 1834.

    Kadooment

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    Monday august 5, 2024
    Secular holiday : This non official celebration is preceeded by a month of festivities. http://www.barbados.org/cropover.htm

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday september 16, 2024
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    Arbor Day

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    Sunday september 22, 2024
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    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Sunday october 27, 2024
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    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday november 4, 2024
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    Independence Day

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    Saturday november 30, 2024
    Secular holiday : After the first English settlement at Holetown in 1627, Barbados remained a British colony until achieving independence from Britain on November 30th 1966. That first independence ceremony was accompanied by the raising of the Barbados National Flag, and playing of the National Anthem, for the first time. http://barbados.org/indepen.htm

    Barbados Marathon

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    Friday december 6, 2024
    Sports events : Http://www.runbarbados.org/ lasts 3 days 2024 edition confirmed

    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday december 12, 2024
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    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.

    Boxing Day

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    Thursday december 26, 2024
    Secular holiday :