Academic Year 2019-2020 – Jamaica Calendar of School Terms and Holidays

The following dates are suggested for Mid-Term Holidays:

  • CHRISTMAS TERM (National Heroes Day Midterm) – October 17 – 21, 2019.
    • School resumes Tuesday, October 22, 2019
  • EASTER TERM (Ash Wednesday Midterm) – February 26 – 28, 2020.
    • School resumes Monday, March 02, 2020 
  • SUMMER TERM (Labour Day Midterm) – May 20 – 25, 2020.
    • School resumes Monday, May 26, 2020 

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • Monday, October 21, 2019 – National Heroes Day
  • Wednesday, December 25, 2019  – Christmas Day
  • Thursday, December 26, 2019 – Boxing Day
  • Wednesday, January 1, 2020 – New Year’s Day
  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020 – Ash Wednesday
  • Friday, April 10, 2020  – Good Friday
  • Monday, April 13, 2020 – Easter Monday
  • Saturday, May 23, 2020 – Labour Day (Observed May 25, 2020)
  • Saturday, August 1, 2020 – Emancipation Day
  • Thursday, August 6, 2020 – Independence Day

Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Professional Development Days    TEACHERS’ IN-SERVICE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (SUMMER)

  • Primary School Teachers – July 8 – 19, 2019
  • Secondary School Teachers – July 22 – 26, 2019
  • CHRISTMAS TERM – Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • EASTER TERM – Friday, February 27, 2020
  • SUMMER TERM – Wednesday, May 20-21, 2020

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