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Guernsey Rejects Extra Liberation Day Public Holiday
 
(Posted on Saturday, January 31, 2015)

Source: States of Guernsey (St. Peter Port)

Guernsey's parliamentarians have voted a definite rejection of the possibility of Guernsey declaring another day in lieu non-working public holiday in Guernsey, to compensate the 70th anniversary of Liberation Day falling on a Saturday.

Yesterday's vote was not a surprise. Last autumn (19-Nov-2014), Guernsey's governmental department of Commerce and Employment and Culture and Leisure had stated that it had no plans to declare May 10, 2015, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday to compensate the fact that the upcoming 70th anniversary of Guernsey's liberation falls on a weekend.

Five years ago (07-Mar-2010), 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 (11-Sep-2009), 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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