Dates & Holidays of Barbados

Calendar of Key Dates, National Holidays, and Important Days

Updated: 5 September 2016.

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Whether you’re about to visit or just keen on learning about the culture, check out our handy little calendar to learn about the different holidays and celebrations in Barbados.

January & February

1 Jan

New Year's Day

14 Feb

Valentine's Day

21 Jan

Errol Barrow Day

March & April

Varying Friday

Good Friday

The Friday preceding Easter Sunday.

Varying Sunday

Easter Sunday

Easter in "Western Christianity" is always on one Sunday between 22 March and 25 April on the Gregorian calendar, sometime during the first week after the astronomical full moon.

Varying Monday

Easter Monday

The Monday immediately following Easter Sunday.

28 Apr

National Heroes' Day

May & June

1 May

Labor Day

Known alternately as "May Day" or "International Workers' Day."

Varying Sundays

Whit Sunday

Pentecost. 49 days, or 7 weeks, after Easter.

Varying Mondays

Whit Monday

50 days after Easter.

July & August

1 Aug

Emancipation Day

First Monday in Aug

Kadooment Day

September & October

31 Oct


November & December

30 Nov

Independence Day

25 Dec


31 Dec

New Year's Eve

24 Dec

Christmas Eve

26 Dec

Boxing Day

Second Day of Christmas

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Key Cities & Regions

More coming soon!

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