St Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister of the twin-island Federation of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Terrance Drew, announced the list of holidays for the upcoming year as the world is bidding goodbye to 2022. As per the update by the Prime Minister, around 12 holidays will be marked in 2023.
The nation will see two holidays in the month of January. January 1 and 2 will mark holidays for New Year celebrations. The following year, New Year will be celebrated for two days as January 1 will fall on Sunday. January 2 will also witness the celebration of Carnival islandwide.
During the months of February and March, there will be no official government holiday in St Kitts and Nevis.
April will mark the celebration on two occasions. April 7 will observe Good Friday, and April 10 will witness celebrations of Easter Monday.
There will be two government holidays in the month of May. On May 1, the nation will be celebrating Labour Day, whereas, on May 29, Whit Monday will be marked.
There will be no public holidays in the summer months of June and July.
During the month of August as well, two holidays will be marked. August 7 will be celebrated as Emancipation Day and Culturama Festival will be celebrated on August 8, on this day, St Kitts and Nevis.
September will mark two holidays. September 16 and 19 will celebrate National Heroes Day and Independence Day, respectively.
October and November will not celebrate any celebrations.
The last month of the year, December, will celebrate two occasions, which will be marked with holidays. December 25 will mark Christmas Day, and December 26 will celebrate Boxing Day.
Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew shared the list of holidays while extending the season greetings on the occasion of Christmas 2022. While sharing his wishes, he stated, “Christmas is my favourite time of the year. I take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy holiday season enriched with culture and a bright and prosperous New Year. Merry Christmas!”