Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton)
A recent Mindmaps poll has been released by the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, showing that 76 percent of Bermudians support the government's decision, last spring, to keep the observance of the annual Labour Day public holiday on the first Monday in September.
At the beginning of this year (22-Jan-2012), Bermuda's Minister of Economy Trade and Industry, Patrice Minors, had announced that, at the behest of the Bermuda Trade Union Congress, his ministry would be formally considering changing the date on which Bermuda officially celebrates the annual Labour Day non-working public holiday from its current September observance to May 1st.
But later that spring (20-Apr-2012), Minister Minors, finally announced that the Government of Bermuda had decided to keep the annual Labour Day non-working public holiday in September, rather than move it to May 1st. Still, the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, harboring suspicions that Bermuda's Premier, Paula Cox, was still in favor of the move, decided to publish the recently-commissioned poll.
Contrary to the Heroes' Day and Queen's Birthday public holidays which were often moved around (19-Sep-2007, 16-Mar-2008, 09-May-2009, and 24-May-2009), the Bermuda Labour Day public holiday has remain fixed in September for decades, mainly due to its coincidence with the US Labour Day public holiday, which sees a massive tourist from the US to Bermuda every year.
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