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Emancipation Day in Barbados

Is Emancipation Day a Public Holiday?

Emancipation Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2020, it falls on a Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

Emancipation Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SatAug 1Emancipation DayPublic Holiday
2016MonAug 1Emancipation DayPublic Holiday
2016TueAug 2Emancipation Day observedPublic Holiday
2017TueAug 1Emancipation DayPublic Holiday
2018WedAug 1Emancipation DayPublic Holiday
2019ThuAug 1Emancipation DayPublic Holiday
2020SatAug 1Emancipation DayPublic Holiday
2021SunAug 1Emancipation DayPublic Holiday
2021TueAug 3Emancipation Day observedPublic Holiday
2022MonAug 1Emancipation DayPublic Holiday
2022TueAug 2Emancipation Day observedPublic Holiday
2023TueAug 1Emancipation DayPublic Holiday
2024ThuAug 1Emancipation DayPublic Holiday
2025FriAug 1Emancipation DayPublic Holiday

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