Holidays & Observances

This page offers a listing of various holidays and observances. Click on the specific holiday or observice to see a list of sailings which will be sailing during the holiday or day of observance. If you would like to see other holidays added, please let my know.

  • ANZAC Day

    ANZAC Day in Australia is a national day of remembrance commemorating the sacrifices of Australian and New Zealand armed forces personnel who served and died in wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations, observed annually on April 25th. ANZAC stand for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

  • Australia Day

    Australia Day is a national public holiday celebrated annually on January 26th, commemorating the arrival of the First Fleet of British ships in 1788 and marking the founding of the modern nation of Australia, often observed with citizenship ceremonies, community events, and festivities.

  • Benito Juárez's Birthday

    Benito Juárez's Birthday holiday in Mexico commemorates the birth of the renowned statesman and former president, celebrated on March 21st each year.

  • Boxing Day

    Boxing Day is a traditional holiday celebrated on December 26th, primarily in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries, marked by various customs including shopping sales, sports events, and charitable activities.

  • Canada Day

    Canada Day is a national holiday celebrated annually on July 1st, marking the anniversary of the enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867, which united the three separate colonies of the Province of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada.

  • Christmas Day

    Christmas Day is an annual Christian holiday celebrated on December 25th, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, marked by festive traditions including gift-giving, feasting, and gatherings with family and friends.

  • Cinco de Mayo

    Cinco de Mayo is a cultural holiday celebrated on May 5th primarily in Mexico and the United States, commemorating the Mexican army's victory over the French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, often marked by festivities highlighting Mexican heritage, food, music, and culture.

  • Columbus Day

    Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday commemorating Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas in 1492.

  • Día de la Constitución

    Mexico's Constitution Day holiday commemorates the promulgation of the country's constitution on February 5, 1917, and celebrates the principles of democracy and rule of law.

  • Día de la Independencia

    Mexico's Día de la Independencia is a national holiday celebrated on September 16th to commemorate the country's declaration of independence from Spanish colonial rule in 1810.

  • Día de la Revolución

    Mexico's Día de la Revolución holiday commemorates the Mexican Revolution of 1910, celebrating the country's struggle for social justice and honoring the legacy of its revolutionary heroes.

  • Día del Trabajo

    Mexico's Día del Trabajo holiday, celebrated on May 1st, commemorates the country's labor movement and acknowledges the contributions of workers nationwide.

  • Diwali

    Diwali is a joyous Hindu festival celebrated with lights, fireworks, and sweets, symbolizing the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil.

  • Early May Bank Holiday

    The United Kingdom's Early May Bank Holiday, typically observed on the first Monday of May, marks a public holiday offering a long weekend for citizens to enjoy leisure activities, community events, and often heralds the arrival of spring.

  • Easter

    Easter is a Christian holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, celebrated with religious services, feasting, and traditions such as egg decoration and hunts. The exact date varies each year.

  • Easter Monday

    Easter Monday in Canada is a statutory holiday observed the day after Easter Sunday, often marked by various cultural and religious activities as well as family gatherings.

  • Emancipation Day

    Emancipation Day in The Bahamas commemorates the abolition of slavery in the country, celebrating freedom and the resilience of its people.

  • Father's Day

    Father's Day is a day dedicated to honoring and celebrating paternal figures for their role and influence in families and society.

  • Good Friday

    Good Friday in Canada is a public holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, marked by religious observances and often a time for reflection and solemnity. Good Friday is a variable date typically falling between March 20th and April 23rd.

  • Halloween

    Halloween is a festive holiday celebrated annually on October 31st, characterized by costume parties, trick-or-treating, and decorations, rooted in ancient Celtic traditions and later influenced by Christian practices, where people often dress up in costumes, carve pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, and engage in spooky-themed activities to mark the eve of All Saints' Day.

  • Hanukkah (Begins)

    Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem and the miracle of the oil lasting for eight days, celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, traditional foods, and games. The date varies each year, but usually falls in late November or early December.

  • Hari Raya Haji

    Hari Raya Haji in Singapore is a significant Islamic festival commemorating the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, marked by communal prayers, the sacrifice of livestock, and sharing of meat with the less fortunate.

  • Hari Raya Puasa

    Hari Raya Puasa in Singapore is a joyous Muslim festival celebrated with colorful traditional attire, delicious feasts, heartfelt prayers, and vibrant community gatherings marking the end of Ramadan fasting.

  • Independence Day

    The Fourth of July holiday commemorates the Declaration of Independence and is celebrated with fireworks, barbecues, and patriotic festivities in the United States.

  • Independence Day

    Independence Day in The Bahamas is a joyous celebration commemorating the nation's independence from British rule, marked by vibrant cultural festivities, parades, and patriotic events.

  • Juneteenth

    Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States, celebrated on June 19th each year. Juneteenth became an official U.S. federal holiday starting in 2021.

  • Kwanzaa

    Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration honoring African heritage and culture, characterized by activities such as candle lighting, storytelling, and feasting, focusing on principles of unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.

  • Labor Day

    Labor Day is a national holiday in the United States celebrated on the first Monday of September to honor the contributions of American workers to the prosperity and well-being of the country.

  • Labour Day

    Labour Day in Canada is a national holiday celebrated on the first Monday of September to honor the achievements of workers and their contributions to the country's social and economic prosperity.

  • Labour Day

    Labour Day in Singapore is a public holiday dedicated to honoring the contributions and achievements of workers, marked by various events and celebrations highlighting the importance of labor rights and social justice.

  • Lunar New Year

    Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, is a traditional holiday celebrated in various Asian cultures to mark the beginning of a new lunar calendar year with family gatherings, feasting, and vibrant cultural festivities.

  • Majority Rule Day

    Since 2014, Bahamas Majority Rule Day is a national holiday commemorating the historic event on January 10, 1967, when Bahamians achieved majority rule, marking a significant milestone in the country's journey towards independence and democracy. If January 10th fall on a Saturday or Sunday, Majority Rule Day will typically be celebrated on the following Monday.

  • Mardi Gras

    Mardi Gras is a vibrant and festive holiday celebrated predominantly in New Orleans, characterized by colorful parades, elaborate costumes, lively music, and indulgent feasting, marking the culmination of Carnival season before the solemnity of Lent begins. The date varies each year as it is 47 days before Easter Sunday.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the civil rights leader's birthday on the third Monday of January each year, celebrated with events honoring his legacy and advocating for equality and justice.

  • Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is a solemn national holiday observed in the United States to honor and remember the military personnel who have died in the line of duty.

  • Mother's Day

    Mother's Day is a heartfelt celebration dedicated to honoring and appreciating mothers and mother figures for their love, sacrifices, and profound influence in our lives.

  • National Day

    National Day in Singapore is a commemoration of the nation's independence from Malaysia, celebrated annually on August 9th with vibrant parades, cultural performances, and fireworks displays.

  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

    Canada's National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a statutory holiday dedicated to honoring the survivors, remembering the victims, and reflecting on the legacy of the residential school system, aiming to foster reconciliation and understanding among all Canadians.

  • National Heroes Day

    National Heroes Day in The Bahamas is a commemorative holiday honoring the significant contributions and legacies of the nation's historical figures and cultural icons.

  • New Year's Day

    New Year's Day is a global holiday celebrated on January 1st, marking the beginning of the new year with festivities, resolutions, and symbolic traditions.

  • Passover

    Passover is a Jewish holiday commemorating the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt, marked by rituals including the Seder meal and the avoidance of leavened bread. The date varies each year, but usually falls in usually falls in March or April.

  • Presidents' Day

    Presidents' Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the third Monday in February, honoring and commemorating the contributions of past presidents to the nation's history and development.

  • Purim

    Purim is a joyous Jewish holiday commemorating the salvation of the Jewish people from a plot to annihilate them, as recounted in the Book of Esther, celebrated with feasting, giving gifts, and dressing in costume. The date varies each year, but typeically falls in February or March.

  • Randol Fawkes Labour Day

    Bahamas Randol Fawkes Labour Day holiday commemorates the significant contributions of trade unionist Randol Fawkes and celebrates the achievements and rights of workers in the Bahamas.

  • Remembrance Day

    Remembrance Day in Canada is a solemn national holiday observed on November 11th each year to honor and commemorate the sacrifices of Canadian military personnel who have served and died in armed conflicts, with ceremonies often including moments of silence, laying of wreaths, and the wearing of poppies.

  • Rosh Hashanah

    Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, a solemn and joyous occasion marked by prayer, reflection, and the sounding of the shofar, symbolizing introspection and renewal. The date varies each year, but usually falls between early September and early October.

  • Spring Bank Holiday

    Spring Bank Holiday in the United Kingdom is a public holiday typically observed on the last Monday of May, allowing for a long weekend and marking the beginning of spring.

  • St. Patrick's Day

    St. Patrick's Day is an annual cultural and religious holiday celebrated on March 17th, commemorating the patron saint of Ireland with festivities often marked by wearing green attire, parades, traditional Irish music, and the display of shamrocks.

  • Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving Day is an annual holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada, typically marked by gatherings of family and friends for a festive meal, expressing gratitude, and reflecting on blessings.

  • Thanksgiving Day

    Canada's Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated on the second Monday of October, marked by gatherings with family and friends to give thanks for the harvest and blessings of the past year.

  • Valentine's Day

    Valentine's Day is a celebration observed annually on February 14th, traditionally associated with expressions of love and affection, often marked by the exchange of cards, gifts, and romantic gestures between partners.

  • Vesak Day

    Vesak Day in Singapore is a significant Buddhist holiday commemorating the birth, enlightenment, and passing away of Gautama Buddha, marked by colorful celebrations, temple visits, and acts of charity.

  • Veterans Day

    Veterans Day is a national holiday in the United States dedicated to honoring military veterans who have served in the armed forces, observed annually on November 11th.

  • Victoria Day

    Victoria Day is a Canadian holiday celebrated on the last Monday occuring on or before May 25th, honoring Queen Victoria's birthday and often marking the unofficial start of summer with fireworks and outdoor festivities.

  • Whit Monday

    Whit Monday is a Christian holiday celebrated on the day after Pentecost, marked by religious observances and cultural festivities. Marks the end of the Easter cycle, 50 days after Easter Sunday.

  • Yom Kippur

    Yom Kippur is the holiest day in Judaism, marked by fasting, prayer, and reflection, as individuals seek atonement and forgiveness for their sins. The date varies each year, but usually falls between mid-September and mid-October.