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Jersey May 11 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Source: States of Guernsey (St. Peter Port)
Posted on Sunday, January 25, 2015


The Jersey Council of Ministers has confirmed that it would also not ask the States of Jersey for an additional non-working public holiday in Jersey on May 11, 2015, to compensate the fact that the 70th anniversary of the end of Jersey's WW2 occupation falls on a Saturday this year.

Recall that, the last time the Jersey annual non-working public holiday for Liberation Day fell on a Saturday, in 2010, a similar call to declare Monday, May 11, 2010, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Jersey, was defeated, despite multiple and last-minute efforts (2009-12-20, 2010-02-03, 2010-02-15, 2010-02-27 and 2010-03-25).

In related news, last autumn (2014-11-19), 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 70th anniversary of Guernsey's liberation will fall, once again, on a weekend, as was the case 5 years ago (2010-03-07) when the day after Liberation Day public holiday, Monday, May 10th, 2010, was declared an additional official public holiday in Guernsey (2009-09-11).


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