Guernsey Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Guernsey is an island in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy. With several smaller nearby islands, it forms a jurisdiction within the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a Crown dependency.
  • English is the language in general use by the majority of the population, while Guernésiais, the Norman language of the island, is spoken fluently by only about 2% of the population
  • Guernsey, with its sandy beaches, cliff walks, seascapes and offshore islands has been a tourist destination since at least the Victorian days

DateDayHoliday
2 JanMonNew Year's Day - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
26 MarSunMothering Sunday - Sometimes known as Mother's Day, is held on the fourth Sunday of Lent. Not a Public Holiday
14 AprFriGood Friday - Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Friday before Easter Sunday
17 AprMonEaster Monday - Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Monday after Easter Sunday
1 MayMonMay Bank Holiday - First Monday in May. Some shops and banks are closed. Shops that open may close earlier and transport may run on a reduced schedule. There will be no postal service.
9 MayTueLiberation Day - After 5 long years of occupation by the German forces from 30 June 1940 until their peaceful liberation on 9 May 1945
29 MayMonSpring Bank Holiday - Last Monday in May. Some shops and banks are closed. Shops that open may close earlier and transport may run on a reduced schedule. There will be no postal service.
18 JunSunFather's Day - Is a celebration honoring fathers. 3rd Sunday in June. Not a Public Holiday
28 AugMonSummer Bank Holiday - Last Monday in August. Some shops and banks are closed. Shops that open may close earlier and transport may run on a reduced schedule. There will be no postal service.
25 DecMonChristmas Day - Celebrate the birth of Christ
26 DecTueBoxing Day - People getting rid of empty boxes from presents after Christmas day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day (1st Monday in January if 1st is Saturday or Sunday)
11 MarSunMothering Sunday (Not a Public Holiday)
30 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
2 AprMonEaster Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
7 MayMonMay Bank Holiday (First Monday in May)
9 MayWedLiberation Day
28 MayMonSpring Bank Holiday (Last Monday in May)
17 JunSunFather's Day (3rd Sunday in June. Not a Public Holiday)
27 AugMonSummer Bank Holiday (Last Monday in August)
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedBoxing Day

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