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Grenada To Cancel 2021 Carnival Public Holidays

Source: Office of the Prime Minister of Grenada (St George's)
Posted: Friday, July 2, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: July 17, 2021

Grenada's Parliament is set to consider a bill which would, once again, cancel the 2 Carnival public holidays of Grenada, on August 9 and 10, 2021, from the Grenada Bank Holidays Act, as was done last year.

Recall that, last year (2020-07-22), Grenada's Prime Minister, Keith Mitchell, had announced the cancellation of the two Carnival 2020 public holidays, namely August 10 and 11, 2020, though he did point out that Emancipation Day, on Monday, August 3rd, 2020, would remain a public holiday in Grenada, thus partially amending the list of 2020 Grenada public holidays that had been released, earlier that year (2020-07-22).

The COVID-19 Cancellation of Carnival August Celebrations Act, 2021 bill which Parliament is scheduled to consider during the upcoming July 7 sitting of the House of Representatives, states that "Notwithstanding the Bank Holidays Act, Chapter 25, for the year 2021, the Carnival August celebrations under the Schedule to the Bank Holidays Act are hereby cancelled and the 9th day of August, 2021, and from noon on the 10th day of August, 2021, shall not be bank holidays for the purposes of the Bank Holidays Act".

The passage of this bill in the House of Representatives is almost certain, as are its approval by the Senate and then assent by the Office of the Governor-General.

For the second year, this will lead to the modification of the list of official non-working public holidays in Grenada for the year 2021, as announced, earlier this year (2021-01-11).

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