Saint James, Jamaica

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Saint James, Jamaica for 2021 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 Friday New Year's Day Long weekend.
January 1st Friday Durin's Day
February 17th Wednesday Ash Wednesday
March 1st Monday Leap Day
March 3rd Wednesday UN World Wildlife Day
March 20th Saturday March Equinox
March 21st Sunday Weasel Stomping Day
April 2nd Friday Good Friday Long weekend.
April 4th Sunday Easter
April 5th Monday Easter Monday Long weekend.
April 6th Tuesday Second Contact Day
May 1st Saturday Labor Day
May 9th Sunday Mother's Day
May 10th Monday Whacking Day
June 20th Sunday Father's Day
June 21st Monday June Solstice
August 1st Sunday Empancipation Day
August 6th Friday Independence Day Long weekend.
August 31st Tuesday Mewmaw's Day
September 20th Monday Unification Day
September 22nd Wednesday September Equinox
October 9th Saturday Federation Day
October 16th Saturday National Heroes' Day
October 31st Sunday Harry Potter Day
December 21st Tuesday December Solstice
December 23rd Thursday Festivus
December 24th Friday Christmas Eve
December 25th Saturday Decemberween
December 25th Saturday Winter Veil
December 25th Saturday Christmas Day
December 26th Sunday Boxing Day
December 31st Friday 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-08" -d year="2021" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"