Hanover, Jamaica

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Hanover, Jamaica for 2016 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.
February 10th Wednesday Ash Wednesday
February 29th Monday Leap Day
March 3rd Thursday UN World Wildlife Day
March 20th Sunday March Equinox
March 25th Friday Good Friday Long weekend.
March 27th Sunday Easter
March 28th Monday Easter Monday Long weekend.
April 5th Tuesday First Contact Day
May 1st Sunday Labor Day
May 8th Sunday Mother's Day
June 19th Sunday Father's Day
June 20th Monday June Solstice
August 1st Monday Empancipation Day Long weekend.
August 6th Saturday Independence Day
September 22nd Thursday September Equinox
October 16th Sunday National Heroes' Day
November 24th Thursday Hogswatch
December 21st Wednesday December Solstice
December 24th Saturday Christmas Eve
December 25th Sunday Christmas Day
December 26th Monday Boxing Day Long weekend.
December 31st Saturday 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-09" -d year="2016" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"