Cayman 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 Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory in the western Caribbean Sea
  • The 264-square-kilometre territory comprises the three islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman located south of Cuba, northeast of Costa Rica, north of Panama, east of Mexico and northwest of Jamaica
  • About 60% of the population is of mixed race (mostly mixed African-Caucasian)
  • The islands are almost exclusively Christian, with large numbers of Baptists, Presbyterians and Catholics, but also hosts Jewish, Muslim and Hindu communities

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 - Public Holiday as New Year's Day falls on a Sunday
23 JanMonNational Heroes Day - Honours the contributions and accomplishments of deserving Caymanians. A holiday since 2003. 4th Monday in January
1 MarWedAsh Wednesday - Marks the start of Lent in the Western church
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
15 MayMonDiscovery Day - Commemorates the 'discovery' of the islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman by Christopher Columbus in 1503. 3rd Monday in May
12 JunMonQueen's Birthday - Is a moveable feast 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
3 JulMonConstitution Day - This holiday celebrates the day of adoption of the first constitution of the islands in 1959. 1st Monday in July
13 NovMonRemembrance Day - Commemorated the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. 2nd Monday in November
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 Christmas gifts and share gifts with the less fortunate

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
26 JanMonNational Heroes Day (4th Monday in January)
18 FebWedAsh Wednesday
3 AprFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
6 AprMonEaster Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
18 MayMonDiscovery Day (3rd Monday in May)
15 JunMonQueen's Birthday
6 JulMonConstitution Day (1st Monday in July)
9 NovMonRemembrance Day (2nd Monday in November)
25 DecFriChristmas Day
26 DecSatBoxing Day
28 DecMonBoxing Day Holiday

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
25 JanMonNational Heroes Day (4th Monday in January)
10 FebWedAsh Wednesday
25 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
28 MarMonEaster Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
16 MayMonDiscovery Day (3rd Monday in May)
13 JunMonQueen's Birthday
4 JulMonConstitution Day (1st Monday in July)
14 NovMonRemembrance Day (2nd Monday in November)
26 DecMonChristmas Day Holiday
27 DecTueBoxing Day Holiday

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
22 JanMonNational Heroes Day (4th Monday in January)
14 FebWedAsh Wednesday
30 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
2 AprMonEaster Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
21 MayMonDiscovery Day (3rd Monday in May)
11 JunMonQueen's Birthday (TBC)
2 JulMonConstitution Day (1st Monday in July)
12 NovMonRemembrance Day (2nd Monday in November)
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedBoxing Day

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