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Jersey Rejects Additional Liberation Day Public Holiday Again

Source: The Jersey Evening Post (Saint Helier)
Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2010
Updated: Sunday, March 6, 2016


The States of Jersey (Jersey's Parliament) have voted against a recent bill that would have declared Friday, May 7, 2010, as a day in lieu public holiday, to compensate the fact that the 60th Liberation Day anniversary falls on a Sunday.

Earlier this month (2010-02-15), Jersey Deputy, M. Tadier, of St. Brelade, had introduced new legislation that would have declared Friday, May 7, 2010, a one-off day in lieu public holiday, to compensate the fact that this year's Liberation Day public holiday falls on a Sunday.

This odd declaration of a Friday, day in lieu, public holiday was made necessary by the rejection, in early February (2010-02-03), of a bill that would have declared a one-off day in lieu public holiday on Monday, May 10, 2010 (2009-12-20).

Recall that the 2009 Liberation Day public holiday also fell on a weekend, and in that context, government and public sector workers in Jersey were afforded a day in lieu public sector holiday on Monday, May 11, 2009 (2009-02-17).

Neighboring Guernsey, for its part, has already declared the day after this year's Liberation Day public holiday, Monday, May 10th, 2010, an additional official public holiday (2009-10-14 and 2009-09-11).



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