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A preview of the Guernsey and Alderney bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2020, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Guernsey and Alderney Public Holidays in 2020 Observance*
Jan.    Wed New Year's Day
Apr.    Fri Good Friday
        Mon Easter Monday
May     Mon May Day Bank Holiday
        Sat Liberation Day (except Alderney)
        Mon Spring Bank Holiday
Aug.    Mon Summer Bank Holiday (Alderney) Regional
        Mon Summer Bank Holiday (except Alderney)
Dec.    Tue Homecoming Day (Alderney) Regional
        Fri Christmas Day
        Sat Boxing Day
        Mon Boxing Day (day in lieu)
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

19 Mar 2017 Guernsey 2018 Public Holidays Announced (States of Guernsey-St. Peter Port) The States of Guernsey (the Guernsey Government) has published its official list of annual non-working public holidays in Guernsey, for the calendar year 2018.  20 Aug 2016 Guernsey 2017 Public Holidays Announced (States of Guernsey-St. Peter Port) The States of Guernsey (the Guernsey Government) has published its official list of annual non-working public holidays in Guernsey, for the calendar year 2017.  31 Jan 2015 Guernsey Rejects Extra Liberation Day Public Holiday (States of Guernsey-St. Peter Port) Guernsey's parliamentarians have voted a definite rejection of the possibility of Guernsey declaring another day in lieu non-working public holiday in Guernsey, to compensate the 70th anniversary of Liberation Day falling on a Saturday.  19 Nov 2014 Guernsey May 10 Day In Lieu Public Holiday Ruled-Out (States of Guernsey-St. Peter Port) Guernsey's governmental department of Commerce and Employment and Culture and Leisure has stated that it has no plans to declare May 10, 2015, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday to compensate the fact that the 2015 70th anniversary of Guernsey's liberation falls, once again, on a weekend.  20 Jul 2014 Guernsey 2015-2016 Public Holidays Announced (States of Guernsey-St. Peter Port) The States of Guernsey (the Guernsey Government) has published its official list of annual non-working public holidays in Guernsey, for the calendar years 2015 and 2016.  17 Nov 2011 Alderney 2012 Jubillee Public Holiday Approved (States of Alderney-British Channel Islands) The chairman of Alderney's Policy and Finance Committee, John Beaman, has announced that the States of Alderney (the Alderney government) had approved the declaration of an additional public holiday next year to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.  07 Nov 2011 Alderney 2012 Jubillee Public Holiday Under Consideration (States of Alderney-British Channel Islands) The chairman of Alderney's Policy and Finance Committee, John Beaman, has announced that the States of Alderney (the Alderney government) would consider the declaration of an additional public holiday next year to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.  29 Jul 2011 Guernsey 2012 Jubillee Public Holiday Approved (States of Guernsey-St. Peter Port) The States of Guernsey (the Guernsey Government) has approved the recent proposal to declare Monday, June 5, 2012, as a one-off public holiday to commemorate Queen Elisabeth's Diamond Jubilee.  19 Jun 2011 Guernsey 2012 Jubillee Public Holiday Under Consideration (States of Guernsey-St. Peter Port) Guernsey and Alderney's Commerce and Employment Department has announced that the States of Guernsey (Guernsey's Parliament) will soon be asked to also declare Monday, June 5, 2012, as a one-off public holiday to commemorate Queen Elisabeth's Diamond Jubilee.  02 Mar 2011 Guernsey 2014 Public Holidays Announced (States of Guernsey-St. Peter Port) The States of Guernsey (the Guernsey Government) has published the list of official public holidays for the calendar year 2014.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Guernsey and Alderney public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Public holidays in Guernsey are all regulated by The Public Holidays Ordinance, 1994 as amended in the The Public Holidays Ordinance, 2001, p. 527 and The Public Holidays (Alderney) Ordinance, 2004, except for Good Friday and Christmas which are customary law holidays. Their naming is set forth in The Bills of Exchange (Amendment) Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1993 which provides that all references to Bank Holidays in any enactment, order of the court or statutory instrument shall be replaced with the term Public Holidays.  The Summer Bank Holiday is a major full-blown public holiday despite the fact that it is observed on different dates depending on the islands (Guernsey, Alderney, Herm, Jethou) and is therefore classified as a "regional" public holiday.  Alderney obeserves slightly different public holidays than the rest of the Channel Islands (namely Guernsey). In particular, since 2005, the "Public Holiday (Homecoming Day) (Alderney) Ordnance, 2005" has made December 15 a yearly public holiday in Alderney .  Guernsey and Alderney International Codes GG and GGY (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .gg (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Guernsey and Alderney information and news: Bank of England (Guernsey and Alderney central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Guernsey and Alderney maps, demographics and economic statistics), and Wikipedia (includes Guernsey and Alderney commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Guernsey and Alderney, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2020 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Guernsey and Alderney, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Guernsey and Alderney, before planning any trip to Guernsey and Alderney. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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