Emancipation Day is Monday, August 2


The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has confirmed that Emancipation Day, which is normally celebrated on August 1, will be observed on Monday, August 2, this year.
The following is a release from the Ministry issued on Wednesday, July 21:
“The Ministry of Labour and Social Security wishes to advise members of the public that Emancipation Day 2010 will be observed on Monday, August 2, 2010.Independence Day 2010 will be observed on Friday, August 6, 2010.
“This is in keeping with the provisions of the Holidays (Public General) Act, which determines the observance of public holidays in Jamaica. The Act stipulates where the public holidays fall on a Sunday, they shall be observed on the following Monday.”

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