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Cayman Islands Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Cayman Islands public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of October 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 Cayman Islands 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 Cayman Islands public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Cayman Islands Gazettes December 19 Referendum Public Holiday

    Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman) - Cayman Islands Governor, Martyn Roper, has issued an order to proclaim an official non-working public holiday in the Cayman Islands, on Thursday, December 19, 2019, under the Public Holidays Law (2007 Revision), for the upcoming cruise pier project referendum ("for the purposes of holding a referendum on the matter of whether the Islands should continue to move forward with the building of the cruise berthing and enhanced cargo port facility, 19th December shall be a Public General Holiday").
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  • Oct
  • 3
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  • Cayman Islands Port Referendum Public Holiday December 19

    Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman) - The government of the Cayman Islands has announced that the date of the upcoming cruise pier project referendum, Thursday, December 19, 2019, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in the Cayman Islands.
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  • May
  • 26
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  • Cayman Islands Public Holiday June 10

    Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman) - The government of the Cayman Islands has announced that Monday, June 10, 2019, would be a public holiday in the Cayman Islands to mark the Queen's birthday.
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  • Feb
  • 21
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  • Cayman Islands Public Holiday March 28

    Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman) - Cayman Islands Premier, Alden McLaughlin, has announced that Thursday, March 28, 2019, would be a one-off public holiday in the Cayman Islands to mark the visit of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.
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2018

  • Oct
  • 11
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  • Cayman Islands 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman) - The Deputy Governor's Office of the Cayman Islands has released its listing of the 2019 annual non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands, including an "unconfirmed" date for the public holiday for Her Majesty the Queen's birthday in 2019.
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2017

  • Oct
  • 3
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  • Cayman Islands 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman) - The Deputy Governor's Office of the Cayman Islands has released its listing of the 2018 annual non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands, including the date for the public holiday for Her Majesty the Queen's birthday in 2018.
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  • May
  • 20
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  • Cayman Islands Public Holiday May 24

    Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman) - The Supervisor of Elections of the Cayman Islands, Wesley Howell, has confirmed that Wednesday, May 24, 2017, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in the Cayman Islands on account of the upcoming general election.
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  • Jan
  • 8
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  • Cayman Islands 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman) - The Deputy Governor's Office of the Cayman Islands has released its listing of the 2017 annual non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands, including the date for the public holiday for Her Majesty the Queen's birthday.
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2016

  • May
  • 28
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  • Cayman Islands Update 2016 Public Holidays

    Cayman Islands Government Information and Services (Grand Cayman) - In a private communication to us, the Cayman Islands' Deputy Governor's Office has issued a communique updating the previously-released annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands for the calendar year 2016.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 2
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  • Cayman Islands Releases 2016 Public Holidays

    Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman) - Earlier today, the Government of the Cayman Islands released the previously-released, and previously-confirmed, listing of the 2016 annual non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands.
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  • Oct
  • 22
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  • Cayman Islands 2016 Public Holidays Confirmed

    Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman) - The Deputy Governor's Office of the Cayman Islands has confirmed the previously-released listing of the 2016 annual non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands.
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  • Aug
  • 19
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  • Cayman Islands 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman) - The Deputy Governor's Office of the Cayman Islands has released its listing of the 2016 annual non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands, including a date to be confirmed for the public holiday for Her Majesty the Queen's birthday.
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  • Jan
  • 19
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  • Cayman Islands Update 2015 Public Holidays

    Cayman Islands Government Information and Services (Grand Cayman) - The Cayman Islands' Deputy Governor's Office has issued a communique updating the previously-released annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands for the calendar year 2015.
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2014

  • Aug
  • 18
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  • Cayman Islands 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman) - The Deputy Governor's Office of the Cayman Islands has released its listing of the 2015 annual non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands, including a date to be confirmed for the public holiday for Her Majesty the Queen's birthday.
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  • May
  • 24
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  • Cayman Islands Update 2014 Public Holidays

    Cayman Islands Government Information and Services (Grand Cayman) - The Cayman Islands' Deputy Governor's Office has issued a communique updating the previously-released list of official non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands for the calendar year 2014.
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2013

  • Jul
  • 12
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  • Cayman Islands 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman) - The Deputy Governor's Office of the Cayman Islands has released a confirmed listing of 2014 non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands, including a date to be confirmed for the public holiday for Her Majesty the Queen's birthday.
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  • Apr
  • 24
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  • Cayman Islands Electoral Public Holidays Ruled-Out

    Cayman Islands Government Information and Services (Grand Cayman) - The Cayman Islands' Elections Office has announced that, despite current legislation mandating a public holiday on the date of elections and referenda, the dates of the upcoming mobile polling will not be non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands.
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  • Jan
  • 4
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  • Cayman Islands Update 2013 Public Holidays

    Cayman Islands Government Information and Services (Grand Cayman) - The Cayman Islands' Deputy Governor's Office has issued a communiqué updating the previously-released list of official non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands for the calendar year 2013.
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2012

  • Jul
  • 11
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  • Cayman Islands 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman) - The Corporate Manager in the Deputy Governor's Office of the Cayman Islands, Christine Wright, has released a confirmed listing of 2013 non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands, barring the actual date of the public holiday for Her Majesty the Queen's birthday, for which official confirmation is awaited.
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  • May
  • 14
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  • Cayman Islands July 18 Public Holiday Voted

    Cayman Islands Government Information and Services (Grand Cayman) - The Cayman Islands' Legislative Assembly has approved by a vote of 8-3 the legislation enshrining the recently-announced one-off referendum public holiday on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
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  • May
  • 8
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  • Cayman Islands July 18 Public Holiday Reversal

    Cayman Islands Government Information and Services (Grand Cayman) - The Cayman Islands' Premier, McKeeva Bush, has announced that, contrary to her recent ruling out of July 18 being declared a public holiday, the date of the upcoming "one man one vote" referendum would in fact be a non-working public holiday in the Cayman Islands.
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  • Apr
  • 13
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  • Cayman Islands July 18 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Cayman Islands Government Information and Services (Grand Cayman) - The Cayman Islands' Premier, McKeeva Bush, has announced that, contrary to earlier announcements, the Cayman Islands Government would not hold its upcoming referendum on the date of the May 2013 general election, but rather on July 18, 2012.
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  • Feb
  • 27
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  • Cayman Islands Public Holiday In May 2013

    Cayman Islands Government Information and Services (Grand Cayman) - The Cayman Islands' Premier, McKeeva Bush, has announced that the Cayman Islands Government would hold a referendum at the same time as the May 2013 general election.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 8
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  • Cayman Islands 2011 Year-End Public Holidays Clarification

    Cayman Islands Government Information and Services (Grand Cayman) - The Cayman Islands Department of Employment Relations has issued a clarification on the consequences of the upcoming Christmas Day and New Year's Day public holidays both falling on a Sunday.
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  • Aug
  • 31
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  • Cayman Islands Gazettes Diamond Jubilee Public Holiday

    Cayman Islands Government Gazette Office (Grand Cayman) - The Cayman Islands government has gazetted an extra public holiday on Monday, June 4, 2012, to mark the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
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  • Jul
  • 20
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  • Cayman Islands Announces Royal Diamond Jubilee Public Holiday

    Cayman News Service (Grand Cayman) - The Cayman Islands government has announced that it will soon gazette an extra public holiday in June 2012 to mark the royal diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
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  • Jun
  • 25
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  • Cayman Islands 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman) - The Deputy Governor's Office of the Cayman Islands has released a confirmed listing of 2012 public holidays in the Cayman Islands.
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  • Feb
  • 1
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  • Cayman Gazettes Royal Wedding Public Holiday

    Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman) - The April 29, 2011, additional public holidays for the upcoming royal wedding has officially been gazetted as per the Public Holidays Order, 2011.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Cayman Islands Announces Royal Wedding Public Holiday

    Cayman Islands Government Information and Services (Grand Cayman) - The Cayman Islands government has declared that Friday, April 29, 2011, the date of the upcoming UK royal wedding, would be a one-off public holiday in the Cayman Islands.
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  • Dec
  • 18
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  • Cayman Islands Considering Royal Wedding Public Holiday

    Cayman Islands Government Information and Services (Grand Cayman) - The head of the Cayman Islands Governor's Office, Steve Moore, has announced that the Cayman Islands Cabinet has discussed the possibility of declaring an extra public holiday for the 2011 wedding of Prince William.
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  • Oct
  • 12
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  • Cayman Islands 2011 Public Holidays Revised

    Cayman Islands Government Information and Services (Grand Cayman) - The Cayman Islands' Deputy Governor's Office has issued a communique confirming all the official non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands for the calendar year 2011.
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  • Jul
  • 4
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  • Cayman Islands 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    Cayman Islands Government Information and Services (Grand Cayman) - The Deputy Governor's Office of the Cayman Islands has released a confirmed listing of 2011 public holidays in the Cayman Islands.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 23
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  • Cayman Islands Confirm December 28 Public Holiday

    Cayman 27 (Grand Cayman) - The Cayman Islands' Governor-in-Cabinet amended the Schedule to the Law on holidays, yesterday, thus officially making Monday, December 28, 2009, this year's public holiday associated with Boxing Day.
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  • Oct
  • 24
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  • Cayman Islands Declares November 6 Public Holiday

    Cayman Islands Government (George Town) - The Governor of the Cayman Islands, Mr. Stuart Jack, CVO, has declared Friday, November 6, 2009, as a one-off public holiday, to commemorate the commencement of the 2009 Cayman Islands Constitution.
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  • Oct
  • 15
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  • Cayman Islands Announces 2010 Queen's Birthday Public Holiday Date

    Cayman Islands Government (George Town) - The government of the Cayman Islands has confirmed the date of the Queen's Birthday public holiday in 2010.
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  • Mar
  • 20
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  • Cayman Islands 2010 Public Holidays Announced

    Caymanian Compass (George Town) - The government of the Cayman Islands has released its official list of 2010 public holidays.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Cayman Islands Confirms May 20 Referendum Public Holiday

    Cabinet Office (Grand Cayman) - The government of the Cayman Islands has released its official list of 2009 public holidays, which confirms that Wednesday, May 20, 2009, will be a one-off public holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 13
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  • Cayman Islands Constitutional Referendum Postponed Until 2009

    The Caymanian Compass - The one-off public holiday scheduled for July 30th, 2008, will no longer be observed; as the People's Progressive Movement government has canceled the late-July date for Cayman's referendum on constitutional modernization.
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  • Jun
  • 23
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  • Cayman Islands Government Clarifies Date Of Upcoming Referendum Public Holiday

    Cay Compass News - Last Friday, The Leader of Government Business, Kurt Tibbetts, confirmed that the day of the referendum on the People's Progressive Movement's proposed changes to the constitution will likely be a public holiday.
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  • Jun
  • 18
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  • Cayman Islands Constitutional Referendum Date Set For July 30

    Cayman Net News - According to local press releases, the Cayman Islands' Constitutional Referendum will take place on Wednesday, July 30, 2008, and that date will be a full, one-off, national public holiday.
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2007

  • Jun
  • 19
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  • Cayman Islands Public Holidays Law Amended

    Cayman Islands Government Information Services (GIS) - The government of the Cayman Islands has gazetted the Public Holidays Law (2007 Revision) which consolidates all the public holidays legislation of the Cayman Islands from 1963 to 2006.
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2006

  • Jun
  • 30
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  • Cayman Islands 2007 Public Holidays Announced

    Gazette Office (Cayman Islands Government) - The government of the Cayman Islands has gazetted the official list of public holidays in the Cayman Islands for the calendar year 2007.
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  • May
  • 20
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  • Cayman Islands Moves Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

    Cayman Islands Government Information Services (GIS) - The Governor of the Cayman Islands has signed the Public Holidays Order, 2006 which, exceptionally, sets the date of the 2006 Queen's Birthday public holiday on Monday, June 12, 2006.
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2005

  • Jul
  • 12
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  • Cayman Islands Public Holidays Law Amended

    Cayman Islands Government Information Services (GIS) - The government of the Cayman Islands has gazetted the Public Holidays Law (2005 Revision) which includes the consequences of the Elections Law (2004 Revision).
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2004

  • Oct
  • 14
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  • Cayman Islands Postpones November 17 Elections But Maintains Public Holiday

    Go2Cayman - The government of the Cayman Islands has announced that the upcoming November 17, 2004, general elections had been postponed due to the recent hurricane.
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  • May
  • 3
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  • Cayman Islands 2005 Public Holidays Announced

    Gazette Office (Cayman Islands Government) - The government of the Cayman Islands has gazetted the official list of public holidays in the Cayman Islands for the calendar year 2005.
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2003

  • Jul
  • 28
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  • Cayman Islands 2004 Public Holidays Announced

    Gazette Office (Cayman Islands Government) - The government of the Cayman Islands has gazetted the official list of public holidays in the Cayman Islands for the calendar year 2004.
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  • Jul
  • 14
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  • Cayman Islands Public Holidays Law Amended

    Gazette Office (Cayman Islands Government) - The government of the Cayman Islands has gazetted the Public Holidays Law (2003 Revision).
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2002

  • Oct
  • 25
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  • Cayman Islands 2003 Public Holidays Amended

    Gazette Office (Cayman Islands Government) - The government of the Cayman Islands has gazetted a modified version of the official list of public holidays in the Cayman Islands for the calendar year 2003.
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  • Jun
  • 14
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  • Cayman Islands 2003 Public Holidays Announced

    Gazette Office (Cayman Islands Government) - The government of the Cayman Islands has gazetted the official list of public holidays in the Cayman Islands for the calendar year 2003.
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See also: Cayman Islands bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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