Public holidays in Gibraltar

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The public holidays in Gibraltar are a mix of "bank holidays" and "public holidays" and are often used interchangeably, although strictly and legally there is a difference. Bank holidays are holidays when banks and many other businesses are closed for the day. Public holidays are holidays which have been observed through custom and practice.[1]

Date Name Notes
1 January New Year's Day from 1974, by Royal Proclamation. currently[when?] not proclaimed if 1 January falls on Saturday or Sunday.
variable Commonwealth Day[2] Second Monday of March
variable Good Friday Traditional common law holiday Falls on 30 March in 2018.
Easter Monday Statutory bank holiday, defined by name. Falls on 2 April in 2018.
variable Workers' Memorial Day Usually on 28 April or Monday following if date falls on a weekend.
1 May May Day Bank Holiday
Last Monday in May Spring Bank Holiday Statutory bank holiday from 1971, following a trial period from 1965 to 1970. Replaced Whit Monday, which was formerly a public holiday whose date varied according to the date of Easter. The legislation does not specify a name for the holiday, merely when it occurs. Falls on 28 May in 2018.
variable Queen's Birthday Usually on Monday after second Saturday in June.
Last Monday in August Late Summer Bank Holiday Statutory bank holiday from 1971, following a trial period from 1965 to 1970. Replaced the first Monday in August (formerly commonly known as "August Bank Holiday". The legislation does not specify a name for the holiday, merely when it occurs. Falls on 27 August in 2018.
10 September Gibraltar National Day
25 December Christmas Day Traditional common law holiday
26 December (see Notes) Boxing Day Statutory bank holiday. Legislation does not name the holiday, but states that it falls on "26th December, if it be not a Sunday." Public Holiday in 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HM Government of Gibraltar - BANK AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2018" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-11-17.
  2. ^ "The rocky road to Spain". BBC News. 2002. Archived from the original on 18 February 2006. Retrieved 9 October 2017.