Wirebird float, St Helena Day celebrations, 2022

Calendar of Public Holidays and Island Events

Governor Designate to Arrive

Saturday 13 August 2022

The Governor Designate of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha, Mr Nigel Phillips CBE, accompanied by his wife Emma, will arrive at St Helena.

The Inauguration Ceremony will then take place in front of the Court House, starting at 4pm, when the Oaths of Office will be administered by the Sheriff of St Helena, Mrs Ethel Yon OBE.

August Bank Holiday

Monday 29 August 2022


Saturday 29 October 2022

By the Cancer Support & Awareness Charity

Theme: Caring, Sharing & Feeling the Love Thru the Colours of the Rainbow

Wear an outfit in a rainbow colour or colours of your choice and join the parade through Jamestown.

Prizes will be awarded for the best outfits.

Donate to a stall, sideshow or lend a helping hand (before, on or after the event).

We look forward to your support.

Contact Colin Yon, Chairperson on 61114

Christmas Bonanza/Family Nite

Friday 16 December 2022

Pilling Primary School, Jamestown

Festival of Lights

Tuesday 20 December 2022

One of the most popular events on the island’s Christmas calendar, the Festival of Lights parade.

Organised by Pilling Primary School, this event is open to all, beginning from the hospital and finishing in the Parade Square.

Boxing Day Holiday

Monday 26 December 2022

Public Holiday

Tuesday 27 December 2022

Public holiday in lieu of Christmas Day

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