Guernsey 2012 Jubillee Public Holiday Under Consideration
Source:States of Guernsey (St. Peter Port)
Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2011 Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2011
Guernsey and Alderney's Commerce and Employment Department has announced that the States of Guernsey (Guernsey's Parliament) will soon be asked to also declare Monday, June 5, 2012, as a one-off public holiday to commemorate Queen Elisabeth's Diamond Jubilee.
Commenting on the aforementioned proposal, Guernsey's Commerce and employment minister, Carla McNulty-Bauer, said that there was "general acceptance" of the move. The proposal is included in the Billet d'État - XIII, and scheduled for debate on Wednesday, 27th July 2011.
The proposed changes to 2012 Guernsey public holidays are designed along the lines of the bill passed in late 2009 by the UK Parliament (2009-12-27), would add a public holiday for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, while the annual Spring Bank Holiday would be moved by a week to Monday, June 4, 2012, thus providing a four-day public holidays (or bank holidays, as they are called in the British Isles).
If the proposal came to pass, it would mean revising the 2012 Guernsey and Alderney bank holidays and public holidays that were announced a year ago (2010-04-08).
In the past, Guernsey has often followed the UK in its declaration of one-off public holidays, such as the recent one-off public holiday on Friday, April 29, 2011, on the day of the recent Royal Wedding (2011-01-26).
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