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Grenada Cancels 2020 Carnival Public Holidays

Source: Office of the Prime Minister of Grenada (St George's)
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: July 17, 2021

Grenada's Prime Minister, Keith Mitchell, has announced that the cancellation of the annual Carnival celebrations, Spicemas, this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, also means the cancellation of the two days observed as Carnival public holidays, namely August 10 and 11, 2020.

The aforementioned announcement ("We can’t have it because if we do, if you have a holiday what are you going to do, just sit home…a lot of people will, in fact, use it to feel it’s a holiday let’s have fun and not necessarily within the confines of the COVID protocol we have established") thus amends the list of official non-working public holidays in Grenada for the year 2020, as announced, earlier this year (2020-01-13).

The Carnival public holidays cancellation bill is expected to be brought before the House of Representatives on Wednesday, July 29, and then to the Senate, but its passage is almost certain.

Prime Mitchell did point out, however, that Emancipation Day, on Monday, August 3rd, 2020, would remain a public holiday in Grenada.

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