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Bermuda Moves Heroes' Day Public Holiday To June
 
(Posted on Saturday, May 9, 2009)

Source: 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).

The Heroes' Day public holiday was established in 2007 as a replacement for Bermuda Day (19-Sep-2007). However, faced with public furor at the change, the government backed-down and decided to create a specific October date for the new Heroes' Day public holiday, starting in 2008, while cancelling the June Queen's birthday public holiday (10-Apr-2008).

Public resentment was, again, immediate, but the government tried to stand firm, and released its official list of 2009 public holidays, with the changes maintained (22-Mar-2009). But, in the end, it seems that the government once again caved-in, though the June public holiday will retain the decidedly unloved name of Heroes' Day, while occurring on the exact date that the Queen's Birthday public holiday would have.

The Government of Bermuda will have to re-amend the Public Holidays Act 1947 to make the switch official.

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 2017-11-19: Bermuda Bermuda Day Public Holiday Voted
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 2014-12-12: Bermuda Public Holidays Amendment Update
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 2012-11-14: Bermuda Labour Day Public Holiday Update
 2012-04-20: Bermuda Labour Day Public Holiday Confirmed
 2012-01-22: Bermuda Could Move Labour Day Public Holiday
 2011-06-15: Bermuda Announces National Heroes' Public Holiday
 2009-05-24: Bermuda Parliament Restores June Public Holiday
 2009-03-22: Bermuda Approves Public Holidays Amendment Act 2009
 2008-04-10: Bermuda Establishes New October Public Holiday
 2007-09-19: Bermuda Day Public Holiday Renamed


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