Guernsey May 10 Day In Lieu Public Holiday Ruled-Out
Source:States of Guernsey (St. Peter Port)
Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Most recent follow-up news item: March 11, 2015
Guernsey's governmental department of Commerce and Employment and Culture and Leisure has stated that it has no plans to declare May 10, 2015, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday to compensate the fact that the 2015 70th anniversary of Guernsey's liberation falls, once again, on a weekend.
Five years ago (2010-03-07), on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Guernsey, the States of Guernsey (the Guernsey Government) had agreed to declare the day after next year's Liberation Day public holiday, Monday, May 10th, 2010, an additional official public holiday, in Guernsey, following the request by the Commerce and Employment Department (2009-09-11), which was based on the fact that next year's, May 9, Guernsey Liberation Day public holiday falls on a Sunday, and that the awarding of a bank holiday when Liberation Day falls on a weekend is not automatic.
Note that Liberation Day is not a public holiday on the island of Alderney, where the corresponding Homecoming Day public holiday is celebrated annually on December 15th.
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