Kingston, Jamaica

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Kingston, Jamaica for 2020 ready to be integrated into your application.

The island country of Jamaica is located in the Caribbean Sea. In 1494, Christopher Columbus claimed the island for Spain until 1655. When Great Britain overtook the island it was renamed to Jamaica, and set up plantations and began exporting sugar. With the end of slavery in 1838, he British used indentured labor workeds on the plantations to continue exporting sugar. On August 6, 1962 Jamaica became independent from Great Britain and was founded as a country. Jamaica is famous for diving and snorkeling along their coral reefs and is the birthplace of reggae music and the Rastafarian religion.

Date Weekday Name Notes
January 1st Wednesday New Year's Day
January 1st Wednesday Durin's Day
February 23rd Sunday Founder's Day
February 26th Wednesday Ash Wednesday
February 29th Saturday Leap Day
March 15th Sunday Weasel Stomping Day
March 20th Friday March Equinox
April 5th Sunday First Contact Day
April 6th Monday Second Contact Day
April 10th Friday Good Friday Long weekend.
April 12th Sunday Easter
April 13th Monday Easter Monday Long weekend.
May 1st Friday Labor Day Long weekend.
May 10th Sunday Mother's Day
May 10th Sunday Whacking Day
May 25th Monday The Glorious Twenty-Fifth of May
June 20th Saturday June Solstice
June 21st Sunday Father's Day
June 22nd Monday Summerween
July 4th Saturday Freedom Day
August 1st Saturday Empancipation Day
August 6th Thursday Independence Day
August 18th Tuesday Mail Order Catalog Day
August 25th Tuesday Mewmaw's Day
September 20th Sunday Unification Day
September 22nd Tuesday September Equinox
October 9th Friday Federation Day
October 16th Friday National Heroes' Day Long weekend.
October 31st Saturday Harry Potter Day
November 24th Tuesday Hogswatch
December 21st Monday December Solstice
December 23rd Wednesday Festivus
December 24th Thursday Christmas Eve
December 25th Friday Winter Veil
December 25th Friday Christmas Day Long weekend.
December 25th Friday Decemberween
December 26th Saturday Boxing Day
December 31st Thursday New Year's Eve
Public holidays (national, legal, government, civic, etc) are denoted in bold.
Holiday data for far-reaching years is subject to change due to laws and government decrees.

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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
$ curl -G -d country="JM-01" -d year="2020" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"