Source:Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton)
Posted: Friday, July 31, 2020 Updated: Saturday, September 26, 2020
Following the recent passage of the "Public Holidays Amendment Act 2020" which reverses some of the clauses of the "Public Holidays Amendment Act 2017", and further amends the rules that determine the date on which Bermuda Day public holiday is celebrated, the government of Bermuda has issued a revised list of public holidays in Bermuda for the years 2020-2021.
The aforementioned "Public Holidays Amendment Act 2020" was gazetted earlier this year (2020-03-13 and 2020-02-03), amending of the "Public Holidays Act 1947" by deleting "the last Friday in May" and substituting "the Friday before the last Monday in May" and by deleting Somers Day and substituting Mary Prince Day.
The change to the date of Bermuda Day is effective from next year ("Section 3(a) of this Act shall come into effect on 1 January 2021"), but the change in name of Somers Day was effective immediately ("The remaining provisions shall come into effect on assent").