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Public Holidays and Observances Scheduled in Barbados for 2023

by Karen Rollins Jan 16, 2023

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Aerial view of Bridgetown, Barbados

The following public holidays will be observed in Barbados in 2023: 

2 January – New Year’s Day holiday

21 January – Errol Barrow Day (read our profile on Barbados’ first Prime Minister Errol Walton Barrow

7 April – Good Friday

10 April – Easter Monday

28 April – National Heroes Day (click to read more about our 10 original national heroes)

1 May – May Day

29 May – Whit Monday

1 August – Emancipation Day (read 10 facts about the slave trade in the Caribbean)

7 August – Kadooment Day (look back at the launch of Crop Over 2022)

30 November – Independence Day (click to recall the celebrations for Barbados’ 55th Independence Day and transition to a Republic)

25 December – Christmas Day

26 December – Boxing Day

Source: Barbados Government Information Service