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Jersey Announces May 8 Public Holiday

Source: States of Jersey (Saint Helier)
Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: August 17, 2020

Jersey's States Assembly has voted 39-0 to approve the proposal to declare an additional one-off non-working public holiday on Friday, May 8, 2020, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE-Day.

Late last spring (2019-06-13), Jersey's Council of Ministers had 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, thus amending the previously-announced (2019-06-05) list of official Jersey non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Jersey for the calendar year 2020.

In related news, the upcoming non-working UK early-May public holiday, in the UK, will move from Monday, May 4, 2020, to Friday, May 8, 2020, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE-Day (2019-06-08), and the States of Guernsey (the Guernsey Government) have gazetted an Ordinance entitled "The Public Holidays Ordinance, 2019", which "provides for Monday 4th May not to be a public holiday, and for Friday 8th May to be a public holiday" (2019-07-08, 2019-07-19 and 2019-08-14).

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