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The statutory public holidays for 2020 are as follows:

Wednesday 1st JanuaryNew Year's Day
Friday 10th AprilGood Friday
Monday 13th AprilEaster Monday
Friday 8th May (debated and confirmed by the States instead of May Day Bank holiday on 4th May 2020)May Day bank holiday (VE day)*
Saturday 9th MayLiberation Day**
Monday 25th MaySpring bank holiday
Monday 31st AugustSummer bank holiday
Friday 25th DecemberChristmas Day
Monday 28th DecemberBoxing Day (substitute day)

*The May Day holiday which was due to fall on 4th May has been moved to 8th May to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day

**Liberation Day in 2020 falls on a Saturday

The statutory public holidays for 2021 are as follows:

Friday 1st JanuaryNew Year's Day
Friday 2nd AprilGood Friday
Monday 5th April Easter Monday
Monday 3rd MayMay Day bank holiday
Sunday 9th MayLiberation Day***
Monday 31st MaySpring bank holiday
Monday 30th AugustSummer bank holiday
Monday 27th DecemberChristmas Day (substitute day)
Tuesday 28th DecemberBoxing Day (substitute day)

***Liberation Day in 2021 falls on a Sunday

The statutory public holidays for 2020 and 2021 can also be found in the downloads section of this page.

School term dates can be accessed here.

All public holidays are prescribed by the Public Holidays Ordinance, 2009 as follows:

"Weekday" does not include a Saturday.

Christmas Day and Good Friday (and all Sundays) are customary law holidays.


Public Holidays 2020 and 2021

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