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The Committee for Economic Development has asked the States of Guernsey (the Guernsey Government) to move the 2020 annual May Bank Holiday from May 4, 2020, to Friday, May 8, 2020, to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
The requested change to the 2020 non-working public holidays of Guernsey, which is expected to be approved at the next States of Guernsey meeting on July 17, would be in line with last month's announcement (2019-06-08) by the UK Business Secretary, Greg Clark, that the upcoming non-working UK early-May public holiday would move from Monday, May 4, 2020, to Friday, May 8, 2020, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE-Day, as was done in 1995 for the 50th anniversary of VE-Day.
Soon afterward (2019-06-13), Jersey's Council of Ministers also proposed that Friday, May 8, 2020, be declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Jersey, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE-Day, although this change to Jersey's 2020 non-working public holidays has not yet been confirmed officially.
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