Bahamian Public Holidays

New Years Day:   January 1

Good Friday:   Friday before Easter Sunday

Easter Monday:   Easter Monday

Whit Monday:   Seventh Monday After Easter Sunday

Labour Day:   First Friday in June

Bahamas Independence Day:   July 10

Emancipation Day: First Monday in August

National Heroes Day ( Discovery Day ):   October 12

Christmas:   December 25

Boxing Day:   December 26

Please note:

  • Holidays falling on a Saturday or Sunday are usually celebrated on the following Monday.
  • Holidays falling on Tuesday are usually celebrated on the previous Monday.
  • Holidays falling on Wednesday or Thursday are celebrated on the following Friday ( with the exception of Independence Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day ).
  • Banks / businesses and many shops are closed on public holidays.