Guyana 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.
  • Guyana or officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, is a sovereign state on the northern mainland of South America
  • Guyana’s culture is very similar to that of the English-speaking Caribbean, and has historically been tied to the English-speaking Caribbean as part of the British Empire when it became a possession in the nineteenth century
  • Guyana’s common working weekday is from Monday to Friday, some commercial business working on Saturday.
  • Sunday is  usually a rest day for all employee

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
23 FebThuRepublic Day - On 23 February 1970, Guyana was declared a "cooperative republic" within the Commonwealth of Nations
12 MarSunHoli (Phagwah) - is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the "festival of colours" or the "festival of love"
13 MarMonHoli Holiday
14 AprFriGood Friday - Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Friday before Easter Sunday
17 AprMonEaster Monday - In the Western Christian liturgical calendar is the second day of Eastertide and analogously in the Byzantine Rite is the second day of Bright Week
1 MayMonLabour Day - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers
5 MayFriArrival Day - Commemorating the arrival of people from the Indian subcontinent to that nation as indentured labour brought by British colonial authorities and their agents
26 MayFriIndependence Day - Independence from the United Kingdom in 1966
3 JulMonCARICOM Day - Commemorate the signing of this treaty. 1st Monday in July
1 AugTueEmancipation Day - Commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people of African descent. Observed in many former European colonies in the Caribbean
1 SeptFriEid-Ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Commemorates Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son. Date varies on Lunar cycle
19 OctThuDeepavali (Festival of Lights) - Celebrated by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs and Newar Buddhists to mark different historical events, stories but they all symbolise the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, hope over despair
1 DecFriYouman Nabi - Commemorates Prophet Muhammad's birthday, celebrated in most parts of the Muslim world
25 DecMonChristmas Day - Christian 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

1 JanMonNew Year's Day
23 FebFriRepublic Day
2 MarFriHoli
30 MarFriGood Friday
2 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayTueLabour Day
5 MaySatArrival Day
26 MaySatIndependence Day
1 AugWedEmancipation Day
22 AugWedEid-Ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice)
7 NovWedDeepavali (Festival of Lights)
21 NovWedYouman Nabi
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedBoxing Day

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