Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2019. 10:17 pm CST.
By Aaron Humes: Expect lots and lots of long weekends next year, as the schedule of public and bank holidays for 2020 has been released.
New Year’s Day January 1 is a mid-week Wednesday, but National Heroes and Benefactors’ Day (Baron Bliss Day), March 9, is a Monday.
Easter falls in the second week in April, from April 10 (Good Friday) to April 13 (Easter Monday).
Labour Day falls on a Friday, and Commonwealth Day Monday is May 25, in lieu of May 24 which falls on a Sunday.
Another single holiday falls on Thursday, September 10th for St. George’s Caye Day, and you’ll get to celebrate an extended Independence Day weekend since September 21st falls on a Monday.
Monday, October 12th is Pan-American Day, another 3-day weekend, but you’ll only get 1 day on Thursday, November 19th, for Garifuna Settlement Day.
The final extended holiday weekend for 2020 will be Christmas Day, which falls on Friday, December 25th, and Monday, December 28th, which will be celebrated as Boxing Day in lieu of Saturday, December 26th.
For the rest of 2019, the next major holidays are in September – Tuesday the 10th and holiday Mondays for Independence Day, and Pan American/Columbus Day in October.
The 19th is a Tuesday, and the Christmas holidays are midweek – Wednesday and Thursday.
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