Turks and Caicos Islands 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.
  • The Turks and Caicos Islands or TCI for short, are a British Overseas Territory consisting of the larger Caicos Islands and smaller Turks Islands, two groups of tropical islands in the Lucayan Archipelago of the Atlantic Ocean and northern West Indies
  • Majority of the population of Turks and Caicos are Christian
  • Official language of the islands is English and the population also speaks Turks and Caicos Islands Creole which is similar to Bahamian Creole

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
13 MarMonCommonwealth Day - Is a celebration of countries with official membership to the Commonwealth of Nation headed currently by Queen Elizabeth who serves as the Head of the Commonwealth. 2nd Monday in March
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
29 MayMonNational Heroes Day - Commemorates national hero of this British Overseas Territory, J. A. G. S. McCartney. Last Monday in May each year
12 JunMonHer Majesty the Queen's Birthday - Celebrating the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II who is not only Queen of Great Britain but also Queen of 16 out of the 53 countries in the commonwealth. Usually on Monday after 2nd Saturday in June
1 AugTueEmancipation Day - Slavery in the British Empire ended on 1 August 1834
29 SeptFriNational Youth Day - Celebration to honor the youth of the Turks and Caicos Islands that represents the future of the nation. Last Friday in September
9 OctMonNational Heritage Day - Honors the historical, cultural, and natural heritage of the islands as well as the achievements of past generations. Established in 2014 to replace Columbus Day. 2nd Monday in October
24 NovFriNational Day of Thanksgiving - Encouraged islanders to set aside all their work and give thanks to God for the bounty of being on the islands, and give thanks to their families and friends for love and joy they give each other every day. 4th Friday in November
25 DecMonChristmas Day - Christians 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
9 MarMonCommonwealth Day (2nd Monday in March)
3 AprFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
6 AprMonEaster Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
25 MayMonNational Heroes Day (Last Monday in May)
15 JunMonHer Majesty the Queen's Birthday (Usually on Monday after 2nd Saturday in June)
3 AugMonEmancipation Day (Slavery in the British Empire ended on 1 August 1834)
25 SeptFriNational Youth Day (2nd Monday in October)
12 OctMonNational Heritage Day (2nd Monday in October)
27 NovFriNational Day of Thanksgiving (4th Friday in November)
25 DecFriChristmas Day
28 DecMonBoxing Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
14 MarMonCommonwealth Day (2nd Monday in March)
25 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
28 MarMonEaster Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
30 MayMonNational Heroes Day (Last Monday in May)
13 JunMonHer Majesty the Queen's Birthday (Usually on Monday after 2nd Saturday in June)
1 AugMonEmancipation Day (Slavery in the British Empire ended on 1 August 1834)
30 SeptFriNational Youth Day (2nd Monday in October)
10 OctMonNational Heritage Day (2nd Monday in October)
25 NovFriNational Day of Thanksgiving (4th Friday in November)
26 DecMonChristmas Day Holiday
27 DecTueBoxing Day Holiday

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
12 MarMonCommonwealth Day (2nd Monday in March)
30 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
2 AprMonEaster Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
28 MayMonNational Heroes Day (Last Monday in May)
11 JunMonHer Majesty the Queen's Birthday (Usually on Monday after 2nd Saturday in June)
1 AugWedEmancipation Day (Slavery in the British Empire ended on 1 August 1834)
28 SeptFriNational Youth Day (2nd Monday in October)
8 OctMonNational Heritage Day (2nd Monday in October)
23 NovFriNational Day of Thanksgiving (4th Friday in November)
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedBoxing Day

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