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Barbados : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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Barbados : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months



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Easter holiday (end)Tuesday April 16, 2019School holidays 
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Good Friday*Friday April 19, 2019Catholic or protestant 
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Easter**Sunday April 21, 2019Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 22, 2019Catholic or protestant 
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National Heroes Day**Monday April 29, 2019Secular holiday 
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Easter holiday (end) -
Tuesday April 16, 2019

School holidays :


Good Friday -
Friday April 19, 2019

Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.


Easter -
Sunday April 21, 2019

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 22, 2019

Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.


National Heroes Day -
Monday April 29, 2019

Secular holiday : Celebrates the 10 Patriots who have made a mark on Barbados. A slave rebellion leader, a woman preaching equality in the church, a skilled writer and orator, a political activist, populist leader, public educator, a trade union leader, the complete athlete,the Father of Independence and the founder of Barbados Democracy. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday Celebrations take place in Heroes Square, where their pictures have been painted by the best Barbadian artists