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Grenada Declares Carriacou Carnival Public Holiday

Source: Grenada Broadcast (Hillsborough)
Posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Most recent follow-up news item: February 9, 2013

Grenada's Prime Minister, Tillman Thomas, after consultation with his Cabinet, and in accordance with the Bank Holiday Act Cap. 25, has declared a new regional public holiday for the Carriacou Carnival.

While most of Grenada celebrates Carnival in August, the islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique celebrate it during the pre-Lent period, and had been clamoring for years for their Carnival to be declared a public holiday.

Thus, Monday, February 15, 2010, will be a regional public holiday in Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Note that this regional public holiday will only be on the first of the 2 days of Carnival, while the annual August Carnival is observed with a 2-day public holiday.

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