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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Bermuda public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of December 2018, and covering calendar year 2024 Bermuda public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Bermuda public holidays news and updates.

2018 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Dec
  • 25
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  • Bermuda Amends 2019 Public Holidays

    Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - Bermuda's Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Bermuda, John Rankin, has announced that the Bermuda Day public holiday for 2019 would be moved from May 31 to May 24, 2019.
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  • Jun
  • 1
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  • Bermuda Amends 2018 Public Holidays

    Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - Bermuda's Premier, David Burt, has announced that Monday, November 4, 2019, “will be declared a public holiday to mark the 170th anniversary of the arrival of the first Portuguese immigrants in Bermuda".
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2017

  • Dec
  • 24
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  • Bermuda Updates 2018-2021 Public Holidays

    Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - Following the recent passage, in both the Bermuda Senate and the Bermuda House of Assembly, of the "Public Holidays Amendment Act 2017", which amends the rules that determine the date on which Bermuda Day public holiday is celebrated, the government of Bermuda has issued a revised list of public holidays in Bermuda for the years 2018-2019-2020-2021.
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  • Dec
  • 8
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  • Bermuda Senate Votes Bermuda Day Public Holiday Amendment

    Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - The "Public Holidays Amendment Act 2017" which is to change the date on which Bermuda Day public holiday is celebrated, from May 24th to the last Friday in May, was passed in Bermuda's Senate yesterday, after passing the House of Assembly (Bermuda's lower chamber) last month.
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  • Nov
  • 19
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  • Bermuda Bermuda Day Public Holiday Voted

    Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - The Bill to change the date on which Bermuda Day public holiday is celebrated, the "Public Holidays Amendment Act 2017", from May 24th to the last Friday in May, has passed in the House of Assembly of Bermuda.
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  • Nov
  • 4
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  • Bermuda Moves Bermuda Day Public Holiday

    Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - Bermuda's Minister of Social Development and Sport, Zane DeSilva, has announced that, henceforth, the annual Bermuda Day public holiday would be observed on the last Friday of May, instead of the hitherto fixed date of May 24.
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  • May
  • 15
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  • Bermuda Mulls Bermuda Day Public Holiday Shift Again

    Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - Bermuda's Shadow Minister of Community, Youth and Sports, Michael Weeks, has once again introduced a the "Public Holidays Amendment Act" in the House of Assembly for Bermuda Day to fall on the Friday before the last Monday of May each year.
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2016

  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Bermuda 2019-2021 Public Holidays Announced

    Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - The government of Bermuda, has released its list of official non-working public holidays in Bermuda for the calendar years 2019-2021, as well as amending its previously-released list of the official non-working public holidays in Bermuda for the calendar years 2017, 2018 and 2019.
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  • Mar
  • 5
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  • Bermuda 2016 Bank Holidays Amended

    The Bermuda Monetary Authority (Hamilton) - The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) which regulates the financial services sector of Bermuda, has in turn released an amended version of its previously-released annual list of the official bank holidays in Bermuda for the calendar year 2016.
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  • Jan
  • 17
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  • Bermuda 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - The government of Bermuda, has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bermuda for the calendar year 2018, as well as amending its previously-released list of the official non-working public holidays in Bermuda for the calendar year 2017.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 7
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  • Bermuda 2016 Bank Holidays Announced

    The Bermuda Monetary Authority (Hamilton) - The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) which regulates the financial services sector of Bermuda, has released its annual list of official bank holidays in Bermuda for the calendar year 2016.
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  • Nov
  • 6
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  • Bermuda 2016 Public Holidays Amended

    Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - The government of Bermuda, has released an amended version of its previously-released annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bermuda for the calendar year 2016.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 12
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  • Bermuda Public Holidays Amendment Update

    Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - The Bermuda "Public Holidays Amendment Act 2014", introduced last summer by Bermuda's Shadow Minister of Economic Development, Michael Weeks, has garnered support from the Government's Minister of Community, Culture and Sport, Wayne Scott, during its current second reading.
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  • Jun
  • 30
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  • Bermuda Mulls May Public Holiday Shift

    Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - The "Public Holidays Amendment Act 2014", recently introduced by Bermuda's Shadow Minister of Economic Development, Michael Weeks, has had it first reading in Bermuda's parliament last week.
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  • Mar
  • 24
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  • Bermuda 2016-2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - The government of Bermuda, has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bermuda for the calendar years 2016-2017.
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2013

  • Sep
  • 25
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  • Bermuda 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - The government of Bermuda, has released a list of official non-working public holidays in Bermuda for the calendar year 2015.
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  • Feb
  • 26
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  • Bermuda 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - The government of Bermuda, has released a list of official public holidays in Bermuda for the calendar year 2014.
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2012

  • Dec
  • 2
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  • Bermuda Christmas Public Holidays Update

    Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - The government of Bermuda has granted an Exemption to the Public Holidays Act 1947, allowing all retailers in Bermuda to open from 9am to 9pm, Sunday, December 23, 2012.
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  • Nov
  • 14
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  • Bermuda Labour Day Public Holiday Update

    Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - A recent Mindmaps poll has been released by the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, showing that 76 percent of Bermudians support the government's decision, last spring, to keep the observance of the annual Labour Day public holiday on the first Monday in September.
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  • Apr
  • 20
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  • Bermuda Labour Day Public Holiday Confirmed

    Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - Bermuda's Minister of Economy Trade and Industry, Patrice Minors, has announced that the Government of Bermuda had decided to keep the annual Labour Day non-working public holiday in September, rather than move it to May 1st.
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  • Jan
  • 22
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  • Bermuda Could Move Labour Day Public Holiday

    Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - Bermuda's Minister of Economy Trade and Industry, Patrice Minors, has announced that his ministry would be formally considering changing the date on which Bermuda officially celebrates the annual Labour Day non-working public holiday from its current September observance to May 1st.
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2011

  • Jun
  • 15
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  • Bermuda Announces National Heroes' Public Holiday

    Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - The date of Bermuda's upcoming National Heroes' Day public holiday has been confirmed as being Monday, June 20, 2011.
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  • Apr
  • 27
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  • Bermuda 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - The government of Bermuda, has released a list of official public holidays in Bermuda for the calendar year 2013.
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  • Jan
  • 22
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  • Bermuda 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - The government of Bermuda, has released a list of official public holidays in Bermuda for the calendar year 2012.
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  • Jan
  • 7
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  • Bermuda Re-Issues 2011 Public Holidays

    Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - The Government of Bermuda has reissued an advisory listing the dates of all official Bermuda public holidays for the calendar year 2011.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Bermuda Clarifies Year-End Public Holidays

    Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - The Cabinet Office of Bermuda has issued a notice to clarify which days in 2010 have been declared as public holidays in both the public and private sectors.
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  • Sep
  • 18
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  • Bermuda Announces 2011 Exchange Public Holidays

    Bermuda Stock Exchange (Hamilton) - The Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) has announced its list of exchange public holidays for 2011.
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  • Aug
  • 2
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  • Bermuda 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    Bermuda Online (Hamilton) - The Bermuda Online web site, owned by The Royal Gazette daily newspaper of Bermuda, has posted a list of 2011 public holidays in Bermuda.
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  • Jun
  • 4
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  • Bermuda Clarifies June Public Holidays

    The Bermuda Sun (Hamilton) - The Cabinet Office of the Government of Bermuda has issued a clarification of the upcoming June public holidays, as well as those to come until the end of 2010.
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2009

  • Nov
  • 15
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  • Bermuda To Amend Public Holidays Act

    The Royal Gazette (Hamilton) - Bermuda's Premier, and Tourism and Transport Minister, Dr. Ewart Brown, has announced that he would introduce legislation to amend the Bermuda's Public Holidays Act to allow retailers to remain open during holidays when cruise ships are in port.
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  • Oct
  • 6
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  • Bermuda Confirms No Public Holiday Next Week

    The Royal Gazette (Hamilton) - The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce has confirmed that, despite most printed documentation saying the contrary, there would be no public holiday next week.
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  • Aug
  • 2
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  • Bermuda 2010 Public Holidays Announced

    Bermuda Online (Hamilton) - The Bermuda Online web site, owned by The Royal Gazette daily newspaper of Bermuda, has posted a list of 2010 public holidays in Bermuda.
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  • May
  • 24
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  • Bermuda Parliament Restores June Public Holiday

    The Royal Gazette (Hamilton) - Bermuda's House of Assembly passed the Public Holidays Amendment (No. 2) Act 2009 in its third and final reading, thus officializing the move of the National Heroes' Day public holiday from October to June.
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  • May
  • 9
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  • Bermuda Moves Heroes' Day Public Holiday To June

    The Royal Gazette (Hamilton) - Bermuda's Culture and Social Rehabilitation Minister, Dale Butler, told the Parliament that the government of Bermuda had decided to move the recently created Heroes' Day public holiday from October to June, effective in 2009 (next month).
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  • Mar
  • 22
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  • Bermuda Approves Public Holidays Amendment Act 2009

    The Royal Gazette (Hamilton) - Late last week, Bermuda MPs have approved the Public Holidays Amendment Act 2009 in the House of Assembly.
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2008

  • Apr
  • 10
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  • Bermuda Establishes New October Public Holiday

    The Bermuda Sun (Hamilton) - The Government of Bermuda has decided to create a new holiday called "Heroes' Day", to be held for the first time on October 13, 2008.
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  • Mar
  • 16
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  • Bermuda Restores May 24 Public Holiday Name To Bermuda Day

    The Royal Gazette (Hamilton) - A few months after it made the change, faced with widespread negative public reactions, the Government of Bermuda has announced that it was restoring the May 24th public holiday name from National Heroes' Day to its original form of Bermuda Day.
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2007

  • Sep
  • 19
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  • Bermuda Day Public Holiday Renamed

    The Royal Gazette (Hamilton) - Yesterday, the government of Bermuda announced the renaming of the May 24 public holiday from "Bermuda Day" to "Heroes' Day", with Dame Lois Browne-Evans to be celebrated as Bermuda's first 'national hero' on May 24, 2008.
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  • May
  • 31
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  • Bermuda Declares June 5 Public Holiday

    The Bermuda Sun (Hamilton) - The funeral of Dame Lois Browne-Evans has been set for next Tuesday, June 5, 2007.
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  • May
  • 30
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  • Bermuda Will Declare Public Holiday on Day of Lois Browne-Evans' Funeral

    The Bermuda Sun (Hamilton) - Following the overnight death of Lois Browne-Evans, Bermuda Premier, Dr. Ewart Brown, announced that the day of her funeral will be a public holiday.
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2005

  • Mar
  • 15
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  • Bermuda Tables Public Holidays Amendment Act

    The Royal Gazette (Hamilton) - Last Friday night, Bermuda's Finance Minister, Paula Cox, tabled the Public Holidays Amendment Act 2005 in the House of Assembly.
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1999

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Bermuda Public Holidays Amendments Passed

    Laws of Bermuda (Hamilton) - The final, official, text of the "Public Holidays Amendment Act 1999" bill has finally been released.
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  • Dec
  • 9
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  • Bermuda Senate Passes Public Holidays Amendment Bill

    The Royal Gazette (Hamilton) - Bermuda's Senate has approved an amendment to the original House of Assembly wording of the Public Holidays Amendment Act 1999, putting back Cup Match into the list of public holidays.
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  • Dec
  • 8
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  • Bermuda Public Holidays Amendments Moves To Senate

    The Royal Gazette (Hamilton) - The Bermuda Senate is to debate today the "Public Holidays Amendment Act" whose most contentious aspect is the renaming of the Cup Match Day public holiday as Emancipation Day.
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  • Nov
  • 5
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  • Bermuda Considering Public Holidays Amendment Act

    The Royal Gazette (Hamilton) - Former Bermuda Premier, Sir John Swan, has tabled the Public Holidays Amendment Act,in the Bermuda House of Assembly.
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1998

  • Nov
  • 12
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  • Bermuda Declares January 4 Public Holiday

    The Royal Gazette (Hamilton) - Following the electoral PLP victory, earlier this week, Bermuda's new Premier, Jennifer Smith, has declared a one-off public holiday on Monday, January 4, 1999.
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See also: Bermuda bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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