Source: The Government of the Bahamas (Nassau)
The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique advising the general public that Monday, October 14, 2013, would be observed as the upcoming annual non-working public holiday corresponding to the 2013 Discovery Day in the Bahamas.
As per the aforementioned announcement by the Cabinet Office of the Bahamas, this year's Discovery Day non-working public holiday was moved from Saturday to Monday in keeping with a 2002 decision (09-Sep-2002) by the Bahamas Cabinet that some public holidays would be moved to the following Monday, when their set date fell on a Saturday.
In addition, as per the list of official Bahamas public holidays for the calendar year 2013, released earlier this year (21-Jan-2013), the name Discovery Day, remains unchanged, stemming from the government's reluctance (14-Oct-2009 and 28-Sep-2007) to gazette the National Heroes Bill and the National Honours Bill, which were approved by both houses of Parliament, 6 years ago (30-Mar-2007).
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• 2013-01-21: Bahamas 2013 Public Holidays Announced
• 2009-10-14: Bahamas Discovery Day Public Holiday Still Unchanged
• 2007-09-28: Bahamas Discovery Day Public Holiday Replacement Delayed Until 2008
• 2007-03-30: Bahamas Votes National Heroes Public Holiday Bill
• 2002-09-09: Bahamas Changes Days In Lieu For Public Holidays