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Bahamas Public Holiday January 10
 
(Posted on Friday, January 3, 2014)

Source: The Government of the Bahamas (Nassau)

The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique advising the general public that "with the coming into force of the Majority Rule Act", Friday, January 10, 2014, would be observed as the new annual non-working public holiday known as Majority Rule Day in the Bahamas.

The aforementioned announcement that Friday, January 10, 2014, would be observed as the new annual non-working public holiday known as Majority Rule Day in the Bahamas, is in line with the recently-announced list of 2014 non-working public holidays in the Bahamas (10-Dec-2013) which already incorporated the new annual non-working public holiday known as Majority Rule Day (11-Oct-2013).

Early this year (09-Jan-2013), the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Perry Gladstone Christie, had announced that the Bahamas Cabinet would consider declaring January 10 as a new "Majority Rule" annual non-working public holiday in the Bahamas, starting in 2014, as "Majority Rule is arguably the most important event in the country's history with the exception of the Abolition of Slavery and Independence". The bill was introduced into Parliament a couple of months later (11-Apr-2013 and 02-May-2013) and the house debate on the bill to make Majority Rule Day a public holiday was wrapped-up the following month (06-May-2013). Then, last month, Prime Minister Christie announced final passage of the bill "to amend the pubic holidays act to create 10th January as Majority Rule Day and a public holiday".

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Bahamas bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (January 2014)
Bahamas 2017 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Bahamas 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Bahamas 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
Bahamas 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Bahamas 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
 2016-12-22: Bahamas 2017 Public Holidays Announced
 2016-12-20: Bahamas Public Holiday January 10
 2016-01-27: Bahamas 2016 Public Holidays Announced
 2014-12-29: Bahamas 2015 Public Holidays Announced
 2013-12-10: Bahamas 2014 Public Holidays Announced
 2013-10-11: Bahamas Majority Rule Public Holiday Official
 2013-05-06: Bahamas Majority Rule Public Holiday Debate Closed
 2013-05-02: Bahamas Majority Rule Public Holiday Bill Progress
 2013-04-11: Bahamas Public Holidays Amendments Bill
 2013-01-09: Bahamas Considers January 10 Public Holiday


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