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Independence Day in Jamaica

Is Independence Day a Public Holiday?

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

In 2022, it falls on a Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

Independence Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017SunAug 6Independence DayPublic Holiday
2017MonAug 7Day off for Independence DayPublic Holiday
2018MonAug 6Independence DayPublic Holiday
2019TueAug 6Independence DayPublic Holiday
2020ThuAug 6Independence DayPublic Holiday
2021FriAug 6Independence DayPublic Holiday
2022SatAug 6Independence DayPublic Holiday
2023SunAug 6Independence DayPublic Holiday
2023MonAug 7Day off for Independence DayPublic Holiday
2024TueAug 6Independence DayPublic Holiday
2025WedAug 6Independence DayPublic Holiday
2026ThuAug 6Independence DayPublic Holiday
2027FriAug 6Independence DayPublic Holiday

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