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Antigua and Barbuda Public Holiday December 28

Source: Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's)
Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: December 22, 2020


The Spokesperson for the Government Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda, Melford Nicholas, has announced that he would ask the Governor General to declare Monday, December 28, 2020, as a public holiday in Antigua and Barbuda ("because December 26, Boxing Day, will fall on a Saturday this year").

Cabinet Spokesperson, Melford Nicholas, went on to state that the special request for the Governor General to declare Monday, December 28, 2020, as a public holiday in Antigua and Barbuda, was necessary as "the law only addresses what happens when Boxing Day falls on Sunday but is silent regarding what happens when it falls on Saturday".

More specifically, the list of 2020 public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda states that "If the first day of January falls on a Sunday, then the following Monday shall be a public holiday" and that "If Christmas Day falls on a Saturday, then the following Monday shall be a public holiday. If Christmas Day falls on a Sunday, then the following Monday and Tuesday shall be public holidays".

The aforementioned declaration of Monday, December 28, 2020, as a public holiday in Antigua and Barbuda, thus amends that list of 2020 public holidays as released by the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Legal Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda, earlier this year (2020-01-15).



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