Public Holidays:

New Year's Day: January 1
Easter: Dates vary each year
Labor Day: May 23
Emancipation Day: First Monday in August
Independence Day: August 6
National Heroes' Day: Third Monday in October
Christmas: December 25
Boxing Day: December 26

Special Events:
January – Acconpong Marron Festival, Rebel Salute

February- Negril Fat Fire Festival (sporting event), Hague Agricultural Show, Carnival in Jamaica.

March- Skazz (ska and jazz event), Jamaica Orchid Society Show (plant show)

April – Trelawny Yam Festival (full week of celebration culminating in a street festival)

May – Calabash International Literary Festival

June- Little Ochi Seafood Carnival, Seville Emancipation Jubilee.

August – Cultural Extravaganza, Appleton Temptation Isle.

September- Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament

October- Africa Jam fest, Treasure Beach Hook N’ Line Canoe Tournament, Oktober fest.

November-Reggae Marathon and Half marathon.

December- Tastee Talent Contest, Howzatt (theatre movement)