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Bermuda Announces National Heroes' Public Holiday

Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton)
Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The date of Bermuda's upcoming National Heroes' Day public holiday has been confirmed as being Monday, June 20, 2011.

The Heroes' Day public holiday was established in 2007 as a replacement for Bermuda Day (2007-09-19), but faced with public furor, the government created a specific October date for the new Heroes' Day public holiday, starting in 2008, while cancelling the June Queen's birthday public holiday (2008-03-16).

Faced again with resistance to a month of June without a public holiday, the government finally relented (2009-05-09) and Bermuda's House of Assembly passed the Public Holidays Amendment (No. 2) Act 2009 officializing the move of the National Heroes' Day public holiday from October to June (2009-05-24).

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