Jamaica

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Jamaica for 2018 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 Monday New Year's Day
February 14th Wednesday Ash Wednesday
March 20th Tuesday March Equinox
March 30th Friday Good Friday
April 1st Sunday Easter
April 2nd Monday Easter Monday
May 1st Tuesday Labor Day
May 13th Sunday Mother's Day
June 17th Sunday Father's Day
June 21st Thursday June Solstice
August 1st Wednesday Empancipation Day
August 6th Monday Independence Day
September 23rd Sunday September Equinox
October 16th Tuesday National Heroes' Day
December 21st Friday December Solstice
December 24th Monday Christmas Eve
December 25th Tuesday Christmas Day
December 26th Wednesday Boxing Day
December 31st Monday New Year's Eve
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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
$ curl -G -d country="JM" -d year="2018" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"