Grenada Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Grenada is an island country consisting of Grenada itself and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea
  • French influence on Grenadian culture is visible such as surnames and place names in French remain, and the everyday language is laced with French words and the local dialect
  • English is the country’s official language, but the main spoken language is either of two creole languages (Grenadian Creole English and Grenadian Creole French) which reflects the African, European, and native Indian heritage of the nation
  • Banks and most shops will close on national holidays

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
7 FebTueIndependence Day (National Day) - Celebrated with parades and ceremonies to commemorate Grenada's Independence from the United Kingdom in 1974
14 AprFriGood Friday - Friday before Easter Sunday. Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary
17 AprMonEaster Monday - Monday after Easter Sunday. Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead
1 MayMonLabour Day (May Day) - Commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement
5 JunMonWhit Monday - 7th Monday after Easter. Also known as Pentecost Monday
15 JunThursCorpus Christi - Is a Christian feast day, or solemnity which honors the Body (corpus) of Christ (Christi). 2nd Thursday after Whitsun. Not a Public Holiday until 2019 due to austerity measures
7 AugMonEmancipation Day - Slavery in the British Empire ended on 1 August 1834. Observed in many former European colonies in the Caribbean and areas of the United States on various dates to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people of African descent.
14 AugMonCarnival Monday - Commentaries of the highlights of the past year (Ole Mas). Spectators and masqueraders dance to the sounds of steel bands and DJ’s playing the latest carnival melodies. Monday before 2nd Tuesday in August. Banks and most shops are closed
15 AugTueCarnival Tuesday - 2nd Tuesday in August. Banks and most shops are closed
25 OctWedThanksgiving - Marks the anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of the island in 1983, in response to the deposition and execution of Grenadian Prime Minister Maurice Bishop
25 DecMonChristmas Day - Celebrate the birth of Christ
26 DecTueBoxing Day - The original concept of Boxing Day was to open wooden box or clay containers where people placed gifts and share gifts with the less fortunate

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
7 FebSunIndependence Day (National Day)
8 FebMonIndependence Day Holiday
25 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
28 MarMonEaster Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
1 MaySunLabour Day (May Day)
16 MayThursWhit Monday (7th Monday after Easter. Also known as Pentecost Monday)
26 MayThursCorpus Christi (2nd Thursday after Whitsun. Not a Public Holiday until 2019 due to austerity measures)
1 AugMonEmancipation Day (Slavery in the British Empire ended on 1 August 1834)
8 AugMonCarnival Monday (Monday before 2nd Tuesday in August)
9 AugTueCarnival Tuesday (2nd Tuesday in August)
25 OctTueThanksgiving
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonBoxing Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
7 FebWedIndependence Day (National Day)
8 FebThursIndependence Day (National Day)
30 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
2 AprMonEaster Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
1 MayTueLabour Day (May Day)
21 MayMonWhit Monday (7th Monday after Easter. Also known as Pentecost Monday)
31 MayThursCorpus Christi (2nd Thursday after Whitsun. Not a Public Holiday until 2019 due to austerity measures)
1 AugWedEmancipation Day (Slavery in the British Empire ended on 1 August 1834)
13 AugMonCarnival Monday (Monday before 2nd Tuesday in August)
14 AugTueCarnival Tuesday (2nd Tuesday in August)
25 OctThursThanksgiving
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedBoxing Day

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