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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 next 3 months


Currency: Dollar (BBD)
Internet extension: .bb - Telephone c - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)ode: +1-246 - International dialing code: 011 - GMT offset: -4 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 10, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Wednesday January 19, 2022Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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Wednesday January 19, 2022Barbados Sailing WeekSports events
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Friday January 21, 2022Errol Barrow DaySecular holiday
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Wednesday February 23, 2022Carnival holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday February 28, 2022Carnival holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday April 8, 2022Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 25, 2022Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday April 28, 2022National Heroes DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022Labour DaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 8, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Wednesday May 25, 2022Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday May 30, 2022Ascension holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday June 3, 2022Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday June 6, 2022Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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Tuesday June 7, 2022Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Friday July 15, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties.

Christmas holiday (end)

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Monday January 10, 2022
School holidays : Www.mes.gov.bb
calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
PISA ranking (average 493): not listed
Schooling is mandatory till age 15
no school on Saturday
school uniforms required

Dates confirmed till Oct 2022

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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Parliamentary election

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Wednesday January 19, 2022
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Barbados Sailing Week

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Wednesday January 19, 2022
Sports events : Http://www.ondecksailing.com/ https://www.allatsea.net/event/barbados-sailing-week/2022-01-19/ 2022 edition confirmed (provided the Covid epidemics is stopped)

Errol Barrow Day

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Friday January 21, 2022
Secular holiday : In 1966 Barbados gained independence from Britain under the leadership of Errol Barrow of the Democratic Labour Party. Barrow served as prime minister from 1966-1976 and from 1986 to 1987, when he died in office. He has been honoured by the granting of a public holiday Nor a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Carnival holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday February 23, 2022
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Carnival holiday (end)

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Monday February 28, 2022
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Easter holiday (beginning)

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Friday April 8, 2022
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Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
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 Monday

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Monday April 18, 2022
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.

Easter holiday (end)

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Monday April 25, 2022
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National Heroes Day

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Thursday April 28, 2022
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

Labour Day

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Monday May 2, 2022
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

Mothers' Day

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Sunday May 8, 2022
cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

Ascension holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday May 25, 2022
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Ascension holiday (end)

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Monday May 30, 2022
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Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 3, 2022
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Whit Monday

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Monday June 6, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry.

Pentecost holiday (end)

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Tuesday June 7, 2022
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Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
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Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday July 15, 2022
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