Saint Lucia 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.
  • Saint Lucia is a sovereign island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean
  • About 60% of the population is Roman Catholic, a legacy of French colonization of the island
  • Although official language is English, Saint Lucian Creole French, which is colloquially referred to as Patois (“Patwa”), is spoken by majority of the population
  • Tourist attractions include a drive-in volcano, Sulphur Springs (in Soufrière), the Botanical Gardens, the Majestic twin Peaks “The Pitons”, a world heritage site, the rain forests, and Pigeon Island National Park

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
2 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday
22 FebWedIndependence Day - Gained full independence from United Kingdom in 22 February 1979 under Sir John Compton of the conservative United Workers party (UWP), who served as prime minister from 1982 to 1996, after which he was succeeded by Vaughan Lewis
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 (International Worker's Day) - Commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement
5 JunMonWhit Monday - 7th Monday after Easter. Also known as Pentecost Monday
15 JunThursCorpus Christi - Celebrating the belief in the body and blood of Jesus Christ's Real Presence in the Eucharist. 2nd Thursday after Whitsun. Not a Public Holiday until 2019 due to austerity measures
1 AugTueEmancipation Day - Slavery in the British Empire ended on 1 August 1834
2 OctMonThanksgiving Day - 1st Monday in October. Marks the beginning of the Christmas Holiday season.
13 DecWedNational Day (Feast day of Saint Lucia) - She was a young Christian martyr who died during the Diocletianic Persecution. She is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Orthodox Churches
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 JanThursNew Year's Day
2 JanFriNew Year's Day Holiday
22 FebSunIndependence Day
3 AprFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
6 AprMonEaster Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
1 MayFriLabour Day (International Worker's Day)
25 MayMonWhit Monday (7th Monday after Easter. Also known as Pentecost Monday)
4 JunThursCorpus Christi (2nd Thursday after Whitsun. Not a Public Holiday until 2019 due to austerity measures)
1 AugSatEmancipation Day (Slavery in the British Empire ended on 1 August 1834)
5 OctMonThanksgiving
13 DecSunNational Day (Feast day of Saint Lucia)
25 DecFriChristmas Day
26 DecSatBoxing Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
2 JanSatNew Year's Day Holiday
22 FebMonIndependence Day
25 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
28 MarMonEaster Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
1 MaySunLabour Day (International Worker's Day)
16 MayMonWhit 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)
3 OctMonThanksgiving Day (1st Monday in October)
13 DecTueNational Day (Feast day of Saint Lucia)
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonBoxing Day
27 DecTueBoxing Day Holiday

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
2 JanTueNew Year's Day Holiday
22 FebThursIndependence Day
30 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
2 AprMonEaster Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
1 MayTueLabour Day (International Worker's 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)
1 OctMonThanksgiving Day (1st Monday in October)
13 DecThursNational Day (Feast day of Saint Lucia)
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedBoxing Day

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