Government confirms Monday as a public holiday

| 23/12/2009

(CNS): The Christmas festivities will include Monday 28 December for some people as government has declared that date a public holiday. A release from Government Information Services stated that the move to confirm the holiday was prompted by wording in the Public Holidays Law (2007 Revision) schedule, which states that the “day after Christmas Day” is a holiday. But this year, Christmas falls on a Friday – meaning that according to law, the “day after Christmas” holiday, which we call Boxing Day, would be observed on Saturday, 26 December. 

However, the Public Holidays Law also allows the governor to amend, by Order, the schedule to the law and it has now beenamended. So Monday, 28 December 2009, is now an official public holiday and Saturday, 26 December 2009, is no longer a public holiday. The Order to amend the law will be published today (23 December), in an extraordinary edition of The Cayman Islands Gazette.

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  1. What is the government trying to do to the business man here, the amount of holidays  is so vast, and for this one, because boxing day is on a saturday you must give them monday, next year it gets even better you will get monday and tuesday off. say la vie

  2. Anonymous says:

    If you look at today’s Gazette, it appears that you have to pay 80 cents in order to get a copy of the amended law rather than just printing the whole change in the Gazette.   How dumb.