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St Vincent and the Grenadines Postpones Carnival Public Holidays Again

Source: Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines (Saint Vincent)
Posted: Monday, June 28, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: August 19, 2021


The Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, speaking on NBC radio, has announced that the upcoming July 2021 CARICOM Day and Carnival Day public holidays would be postponed, for the second year in a row, this year to September 6 and 7, 2021.

The aforementioned postponement of the CARICOM Day and Carnival Day public holidays until September 6 and 7, 2021, thus amends the list of 2021 public holidays in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as released earlier this year (2021-01-11), in accordance with the Public Holidays Act (Cap.206) and subsequent Public Holidays (Amendment) Bill, 2001 (2001-12-20, 2001-11-13, 2001-10-17 and 2001-01-11).

Last year (2020-06-12 and 2020-05-14), Prime Minister Gonsalves had similarly amended the previously-released list of 2020 public holidays in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (2020-01-20), by moving the 2020 CARICOM Day and Carnival Day public holidays, originally set for July 6th and 7th, 2020, to Monday and Tuesday, August 3rd and 4th, 2020, through statutory rule and order 21 of 2020 pursuant to the Public Holidays Act.

Prime Minister Gonsalves explained this year's postponement of the July 2021 Carnival public holidays to September, rather than August, "because the students are writing their exams in August… they have enough distractions already, we don’t want them to have more distractions".



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