Public Holidays

2024 Calendar

The Cayman Islands Government’s Cabinet recently approved the addition of the Emancipation Day holiday in commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the Cayman Islands on the first Monday in May beginning in 2024.

Discovery Day will be retained and celebrated on the third Monday of May.

The Public Holiday Act 2007 sets out the Sovereign’s official birthday celebration as “The Monday following the Saturday appointed in the United Kingdom as the official birthday of the reigning sovereign”. The confirmation regarding the date of the King’s Birthday public holiday in the Cayman Islands is awaited.

To commemorate the official passage of the Atlantic hurricane season which ends on 30th November,  Cayman Thanksgiving is celebrated on the first Sunday in December.  Whilst not a public holiday, this observance was agreed in Cabinet and is officially recognised as part of the national calendar.

The 2024 public holidays in the Cayman Islands are below.

Red: Official Public Holiday
Black: Observance (agreed in Cabinet)