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Saint Helena Extends 2022 Platinum Jubilee Public Holiday To Ascension

Source: St Helena Government (Jamestown)
Posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: May 26, 2022


The Governor of Saint Helena, Philip Rushbrook, in his additional role as Governor of Ascension, has published the extraordinary gazette EX GAZ 139 which declares Friday, June 3, 2022, as a public holiday on Ascension Island, to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Last month, Governor Rushbrook had published the extraordinary gazette EX GAZ 121 which declared Friday, June 3, 2022, as a public holiday in Saint Helena, to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (2021-11-02).

But the extraordinary gazette EX GAZ 139 was needed, as there are differences between the public holidays on Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha.

The extraordinary gazette EX GAZ 139 entry reads as, "In accordance with the Public Holidays Ordinance, 1945 as applied to Ascension by the St Helena Law (Application to Ascension) Ordinance, 1988, I, the Governor, hereby direct that Friday, 3 June 2022 shall be observed as a Public Holiday in Ascension to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.".

Recall that, late last year (2020-11-12), the UK's culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, announced that an extra Platinum Jubilee public holiday would be declared on Friday, June 3, 2022, to mark Queen Elizabeth's 70th anniversary on the throne.

Since then, a few Commonwealth states and Crown Posessions have joined the UK in declaring a Platinum Jubilee public holiday (2021-11-30, 2021-11-05, 2021-10-29, 2021-10-21, 2021-08-28, 2021-08-06 and 2021-07-05).

Saint Helena did not declare a public holiday in 2012 for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, but it did declare a one-off public holiday for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton (2011-04-01).



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