Source: The Government of the Bahamas (Nassau)
The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique advising the general public that "Sunday 10 January is Majority Rule Day, marking the 49th Anniversary of the first government which the majority of the country elected on a one man one vote basis", and therefore that a day in lieu non-working public holiday in the Bahamas had been declared for Monday, January 11, 2016 ("To mark this occasion the holiday will be celebrated on Monday 11th January").
The aforementioned announcement that Monday, January 11, 2016, would be observed as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in the Bahamas, is in line with the not-yet-released list of 2016 non-working public holidays in the Bahamas, and that of the year before (10-Dec-2013), which already incorporated the new annual non-working public holiday known as Majority Rule Day (11-Oct-2013).
A couple of years ago (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".
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• Bahamas bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
bank holidays and public holidays news updates (January 2016)
Bahamas 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Bahamas 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Bahamas 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Bahamas 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
Bahamas 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
• 2016-12-20: Bahamas Public Holiday January 10
• 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