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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