Source:Office of the Prime Minister (Castries)
Posted: Friday, July 30, 2021
The government of Saint Lucia has released a communique confirming that Monday, August 2, 2021, would be a public holiday in Saint Lucia, due to the annual Emancipation Day public holiday of St Lucia falling on a Sunday in 2021.
Today's government announcement is in line with the official list of Saint Lucia bank holidays and non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2021, as released, late last year (2020-11-10).
Last year (2020-12-09), under similar circumstances, the government of Saint Lucia had released a communique confirming that Monday, December 14, 2020, would be a public holiday in Saint Lucia, due to the annual National Day public holiday of St Lucia falling on a Sunday in 2020, an announcement that was in line with the official list of Saint Lucia bank holidays and non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2020, as released at the end of 2019 (2019-10-24).
The aforementioned National Day 2020 announcement read as follows: "Due to the large number of queries to the office of the prime minister regarding the upcoming holiday weekend, the public is reminded that Sunday 13th December, also known as national day or Saint Lucia day, is a bank holiday (public holiday). Pursuant to the bank holiday act (cap 17.01), when a bank holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday immediately next is deemed a holiday. Hence, Monday, December 14, 2020 is a bank holiday in Saint Lucia.".
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