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Barbados 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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Barbados Public Holidays in 2017
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Mon New Year Holiday
        Sat Errol Barrow Day
Apr.    Fri Good Friday
        Mon Easter Monday
        Fri National Heroes' Day
May     Mon Labour Day
June    Mon Whit Monday
Aug.  1 Tue Emancipation Day
      7 Mon Kadooment Day
Nov. 30 Thu Independence Day
Dec. 25 Mon Christmas Day
     26 Tue Boxing Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

21 Jan 2017 Barbados 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour-Bridgetown) The government of Barbados has published its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Barbados for the calendar year 2018.  16 Jan 2016 Barbados 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour-Bridgetown) The government of Barbados has published its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Barbados for the calendar year 2017.  14 Jan 2015 Barbados 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour-Bridgetown) The government of Barbados has published its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Barbados for the calendar year 2016.  06 Feb 2013 Barbados 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour-Bridgetown) The government of Barbados has published the list of official non-working public holidays in Barbados for the calendar year 2015.  30 Apr 2012 Barbados 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour-Bridgetown) The government of Barbados has published the list of official non-working public holidays in Barbados for the calendar year 2014.  23 Dec 2011 Barbados 2011 Year-End Public Holidays Announced (Barbados Government Information Services-BGIS) The government of Barbados has issued a statement specifying that the upcoming Christmas public holidays would be observed on Monday and Tuesday, December 26 and 27, 2011.  04 Sep 2011 Barbados 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour-Bridgetown) The government of Barbados has published the list of official public holidays in Barbados for the calendar year 2013.  24 Sep 2010 Barbados 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour-Bridgetown) The government of Barbados has published the list of official public holidays in Barbados for the calendar year 2012.  29 Jul 2010 Barbados Clarifies August 2 and 3 Public Holidays (Barbados Government Information Services-BGIS) The government of Barbados has issued a statement specifying that the upcoming Emancipation Day public holiday would be observed on Tuesday, August 3, 2010, while the annual Kadooment Day public holiday will be celebrated on Monday, August 2, 2010.  12 Feb 2010 Barbados 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Barbados Government Information Services-BGIS) The government of Barbados has released it list of official public holidays for the calendar year 2011.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Barbados 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: The list and dates of official public holidays in Barbados are regulated by the Public Holidays (CAP352), "An Act to amend and consolidate the Acts relating to bank holidays and public holidays", of 1968, particularly in its Section 3 and First Schedule.  Weekend Public Holidays: Where a designated Public Holiday falls on a Sunday, the day after will be celebrated.  However, Emancipation Day, in Barbados, is fixed on August 1, and will only be moved uder very specific conditions. Our sincere thanks to Stephen Brathwaite, for information concerning Emancipation Day.  Barbados International Codes BB and BRB (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .bb (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Barbados information and news: Central Bank of Barbados (Barbados central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Barbados maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Barbados), and Wikipedia (includes Barbados 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 Barbados, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Barbados, 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 Barbados.


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 Barbados, 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 Barbados, before planning any trip to Barbados. 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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