homeworldwide public holidaysnews and updatesseychelles > this page

Seychelles Public Holiday October 26

Source: State House Office of the President of the Seychelles (Victoria)
Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2020


The Office of the President of the Seychelleshas announced, in a terse statement, that Monday, October 26, 2020, had been declared as a one-off public holiday in the Seychelles ("In accordance with Section 5 of the Public Holidays Act, President Danny Faure has today declared that Monday 26th October 2020 shall be observed as a Public Holiday in Seychelles").

Today's declaration of Monday, October 26, 2020, as a one-off public holiday in the Seychelles, follows last month's proclamation by President, Danny Faure, declaring Saturday, October 24, 2020, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Seychelles, on account of the upcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections in the Seychelles (2020-09-22), which already amended the previously-released list of annual non-working public holidays in the Seychelles as announced by the government of the Seychelles, at the beginning of this year (2020-01-13 and 2020-01-05).

Public holidays are routinely declared in the Seychelles for elections (2015-12-01, 2006-10-13, 2011-05-19, and 2007-05-08), but the declaration of Monday, October 26, 2020, as a one-off public holiday in the Seychelles, after the October 22-24 period of elections, though no reason was given, seems like the more common practice, in the Caribbean, of declaring a post-election public holiday (2020-05-28, 2018-03-21, 2017-12-18, 2015-05-09, 2015-04-23, 2015-02-17, 2014-11-06, 2014-06-12, 2013-02-20, 2010-02-16, 2010-01-26, 2010-01-10, 2009-12-30, 2009-12-19, 2009-09-08, 2009-03-13, 2005-02-22, 2005-05-05, 2005-02-22, 2003-05-21, 2003-10-21, 2003-11-27, 2007-01-02, 2001-12-03 and 1997-05-23).



Links and References


Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Seychelles Public Holiday October 26" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.