Public holiday scheduled released

Apart from the Queen’s birthday, for which the date has yet to be confirmed, the public holiday schedule for 2013 has been released.

The months of January, May and December next year will have two holidays apiece celebrated in the Cayman Islands. Both New Year’s Day and National Heroes Day are January holidays, while December has Christmas and Boxing Day, both occurring midweek. In addition to Discovery Day on 20 May, Cayman has a public holiday for general elections on Wednesday, 22 May.

A list has been gazetted under an Elections Office notification as expected holidays.

Corporate Manager in the Deputy Governor’s Office Christine Wright has confirmed all holidays for next year barring Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday, for which official confirmation is awaited. The Queen’s birthday is celebrated in the Cayman Islands with a public holiday in June on the Monday following the Saturday designated as the official observance in the United Kingdom, Mrs. Wright said.

The public holidays in 2013

Tuesday, 1 January: New Year’s Day

Monday, 28 January: National Heroes’ Day

Wednesday, 13 February: Ash Wednesday

Friday, 29 March: Good Friday

Monday, 1 April: Easter Monday

Monday, 20 May: Discovery Day

Wednesday, 22 May: Election Day

Monday, 17 June: Queen’s Birthday (to be confirmed)

Monday, 1 July: Constitution Day

Monday, 11 November: Remembrance Day

Wednesday, 25 December: Christmas Day

Thursday, 26 December: Boxing Day