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Jersey May 11 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Source: States of Guernsey (St. Peter Port)
Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2015
Most recent follow-up news item: March 6, 2016

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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