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Bank and Public Holidays for Antigua and Barbuda

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Antigua and Barbuda bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the second half of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Antigua and Barbuda Bank Holidays in 2017
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Mon New Year's Day Holiday
Apr.    Fri Good Friday
        Mon Easter Monday
May     Mon Labour Day
June    Mon Whit Monday
Aug.  7 Mon Carnival Monday (J'ouvert)
      8 Tue Carnival Tuesday (Last Lap Jump up)
Nov.  1 Wed Independence Day
Dec.  9 Sat Vere Cornwall Bird Snr. Day
     25 Mon Christmas Day
     26 Tue Boxing Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

07 Aug 2017 Antigua and Barbuda Emancipation Day Public Holidays Ruled-Out (Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs-St. John's) The Festivals and Culture Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, E. P. Chet Greene, has ruled-out the declaration of a new official non-working public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda on Emancipation Day.  10 Dec 2016 Antigua and Barbuda 2016-2017 Year-End Public Holidays Clarified (Government of Antigua and Barbuda-St. John's) The Governor of Antigua and Barbuda has issued a statement clarifying the dates of upcoming additional 2016-2017 year-end public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda.  05 Dec 2016 Antigua and Barbuda 2017 Public Holidays Released (Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs-St. John's) The Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Legal Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda has released the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  23 Dec 2015 Antigua and Barbuda 2016 Public Holidays Released (Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs-St. John's) The Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Legal Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda has released the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda for the upcoming calendar year 2016.  17 Dec 2015 Antigua and Barbuda December 28 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs-St. John's) Last night, Antigua and Barbuda's Minister of Labour, Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin, announced that, after lengthy discussions and a thorough review of the relevant laws, he and representatives from the Antigua and Barbuda Trade Union Congress and the Antigua and Barbuda Employers Federation, agreed that, contrary to what had been hinted at last week, Monday 28th December 2015 would be a normal working day and not a one-off non-working public holiday in Antigua and Barbuda.  11 Dec 2015 Antigua and Barbuda Mulls December 28 Public Holiday (Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs-St. John's) Antigua & Barbuda's Minister of Labour, Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin, has informed the media that the Antiguan government cabinet will need to meet before it can decide if it should declare Monday, December 28, 2015, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Antigua & Barbuda, due to the annual Boxing Day non-working public holiday of Antigua & Barbuda falling on a Saturday in 2015.  30 Oct 2015 Antigua and Barbuda Mulls New National Heroes Day Public Holiday (Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs-St. John's) Antigua & Barbuda's Culture Minister, Paul Chet Greene, has told local media that the ABLP government is yet to set aside a day for the observance of a new incarnation of the National Heroes Day annual non-working public holiday in Antigua and Barbuda, as "it has serious implications for the other holidays and has to be discussed with the Chamber of Commerce and other stakeholders".  12 Apr 2015 Antigua and Barbuda Public Holiday April 13 (Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs-St. John's) The Antigua and Barbuda government has declared day one of the first Test between West Indies and England, Monday, April 13, 2015, as a one-off non-working half-day public holiday in Antigua and Barbuda.  05 Jan 2015 Antigua and Barbuda 2015 Public Holidays Maintained (Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs-St. John's) The Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Legal Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda has maintained the previously-released list of official non-working public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda for the calendar year 2015.  19 Aug 2014 Antigua and Barbuda Public Holidays Amendments Act 2014 (Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs-St. John's) The Antigua & Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) has tabled changes to the Antigua & Barbuda Public Holidays Amendment Act yesterday in the party's first sitting of Parliament since the last elections.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Antigua and Barbuda public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda are regulated by the Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2005 (An Act to amend the Public Holidays Act Cap. 345), published in the Official Gazette Vol. XXV No. 57 dated 15th September, 2005, which repealed and replaced the Public Holidays Act of 1954 [CAP. 354].  Weekend Public Holidays: There are very specific individual rules for public holidays that fall on the weekend in Antigua and Barbuda.  VC Bird Day (Vere Cornwall Bird Snr Day): This public holiday is still incorrectly listed on July 1st in many websites, but it was combined into National Heroes Day in 2006.  Common Law Holidays: Sundays, Christmas Day and Good Friday are observed as Common Law Holidays.  Antigua and Barbuda International Codes AG and ATG (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .ag (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Antigua and Barbuda information and news: Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (Antigua and Barbuda central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Antigua and Barbuda maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Antigua and Barbuda), and Wikipedia (includes Antigua and Barbuda commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Antigua and Barbuda, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Antigua and Barbuda, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Antigua and Barbuda.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Antigua and Barbuda, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Antigua and Barbuda, before planning any trip to Antigua and Barbuda. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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