Jamaica

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in 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
February 26th Wednesday Ash Wednesday
March 20th Friday March Equinox
April 10th Friday Good Friday
April 12th Sunday Easter
April 13th Monday Easter Monday
May 1st Friday Labor Day
May 10th Sunday Mother's Day
June 20th Saturday June Solstice
June 21st Sunday Father's Day
August 1st Saturday Empancipation Day
August 6th Thursday Independence Day
September 22nd Tuesday September Equinox
October 16th Friday National Heroes' Day
December 21st Monday December Solstice
December 24th Thursday Christmas Eve
December 25th Friday Christmas Day
December 26th Saturday Boxing Day
December 31st Thursday 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="2020" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"