Barbados Bank Holidays - 2017

These are dates in Barbados when you can expect most offices, banks, grocery and department stores closed for the day, so please plan accordingly! If you are arriving on a bank holiday, you might want to make sure you have a few items on hand, such as a loaf of bread, a bit of coffee, some eggs, etc., at your holiday rental to tie you over until the grocery re-opens. We do have some convenience stores which may be open, but better safe than sorry! If you need assistance in this regard, please contact us and we can help get your holiday started on the right foot!
 
BARBADOS BANK HOLIDAYS - 2017 NOTE: If the date of a bank holiday falls on a Sunday, it is generally moved to the following day
 
Sunday, January 1st - New Year’s Day
Monday, January 2nd - New Year’s Day Observed
Saturday, January 21st - Erroll Barrow Day - Birthdate of a former Prime Minister
Friday, April 14th - Good Friday - the Friday before Easter
Monday, April 17th - Easter Monday - the Monday after Easter
Friday, April 28th - National Heroes Day - Celebrates 10 key people in Barbados History
Monday, May 1st - May Day - International Workers Day
Monday, June 5th - Whitmonday - 7th Monday after Easter; also known as Pentacost Monday
Tuesday, August 1st - Emancipation Day - Slavery in the British Empire ended on 1 August 1834 Monday, August 7th - Kadooment Day - 1st Monday in August
Thursday, November 30th - Independence Day - Independence from the United Kingdom in 1966 Monday, December 25th - Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 26th - Box Day

 

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