Know the Bahamas public holiday. The Commonwealth of the Bahamas is a nation of about 700 islands stretching from Florida to Cuba (National Day of Cuba) and Haiti (National Day of Haiti). Over half of the population live on the island of New Providence. The official language is English. See also Caribbean. See also the National Day of the Bahamas.
Bahamas Public Holiday
The following are the public holidays observed in the Bahamas:
- New Year’s Day – January 1st
- Good Friday – The Friday before Easter Sunday
- Easter Monday – The Monday after Easter Sunday
- Whit Monday – The Monday after Pentecost Sunday
- Labour Day – The first Friday in June
- Independence Day – July 10th
- Emancipation Day – August 1st
- National Heroes Day – October 10th (or the closest Monday)
- Christmas Day – December 25th
- Boxing Day – December 26th
Note that if it falls on a weekend then this is observed on a Monday. Emancipation Day in the Bahamas is celebrated on the 1st August annually. This is a public holiday that commemorates the abolition of slavery in the British colonies, which took effect on August 1st, 1834. The National Heroes Day in the country celebrates the contributions of Bahamian heroes. These are such people as Sir Lynden Pindling, the first Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Sir Milo Butler who was the first Governor-General of the country. See also the National Day of Trinidad and Tobago.