Bermuda Flora Duffy Public Holiday Passes House Vote
Source:Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton)
Posted: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: October 8, 2021
The Bill to create a public holiday on Monday, October 18, 2021, to honour Bermuda’s first Olympic medalist Flora Duffy, passed with unanimous support in the Bermuda House of Assembly, yesterday.
Earlier this month (2021-09-10), the government of Bermuda, has announced that it is inviting Her Excellency the Governor to designate October 18, 2021, as a one-off public holiday, in recognition of Flora Duffy’s success in the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo and the World Triathlon Championship.
The government of Bermuda, with support from the leader of Bermuda's Opposition, Cole Simons, had announced that it was considering how to commemorate Bermudan Flora Duffy’s recent gold medal at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics (2021-07-28).
In 1979, Bermuda similarly declared a one-off half-day public holiday to mark the victory of Gina Swainson at that year's Miss World Pageant.
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