Check the list of Jamaica public holidays 2015 declared by Jamaica Government.
- The following dates are observed as public holidays in Jamaica. Check dates in year 2015 for New Year Day, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Labour Day, Emancipation Day, Independence Day, National Heroes Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day.
- The Bank of Jamaica and other financial institutions are closed for business on these days. Please note that date(s) in bracket represents date(s) on which holiday is actually observed.
|Jamaica Public Holidays 2015|
|1||January||01||Thursday||New Years Day|
|8||October||19||Monday||National Heroes’ Day|
For more detail information visit : Public Holidays 2015.
|New Year’s Day|
|New Year’s Day is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar. New Year’s Day is probably the world’s most
celebrated public holiday.
|Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting, is the first day of Lent in Western Christianity. It therefore occurs 46 days before Easter and can fall as early as February 4
or as late as March 10. Ash Wednesday is observed by many Christian denominations, including Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, Anglicans, and Presbyterians.
|Good Friday is a religious holiday. It observed primarily by Christians, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.
It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, or Easter Friday, though the last term properly refers to the Friday in Easter week.
|Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday. It is celebrated as a holiday in some largely Christian cultures, especially Catholic and Eastern Christian cultures.
Events include egg rolling competitions and, in predominantly Roman Catholic countries, dousing other people with water which traditionally had been blessed with
holy water the day before at Easter Sunday Mass and carried home to bless the house and food.
|It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to
the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.
|Abolitionism in the United Kingdom was the movement in the late 18th and early 19th centuries to end slavery, whether formal or informal, in the United Kingdom and its colonies.|
|Independence is a condition of a nation, country, or state in which its residents and population, or some portion thereof, exercise self-government, and
usually sovereignty, over the territory. The opposite of independence is a dependent territory. Independence does not necessarily mean freedom.
|National Heroes Day|
|Heroes’ Day or National Heroes’ Day may refer to a number of commemorations of national heroes in different countries. It is often held on the birthday
of a national hero or heroine, or the anniversary of their great deeds that made them heroes.
|Boxing Day is traditionally the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, known as a “Christmas box”, from their
bosses or employers. Today, Boxing Day is the bank holiday that generally takes place on 26 December.