Thursday, January 01, 2009

Governor-General Publishes Shedule of Holidays

In the Name of Her Majesty the Queen;

I do hereby declare and publish this list of Holidays to observed by the Government of the Dominion of British West Florida. Her Majesty's Subjects are encouraged to observe these dates with festivities and prayers appropriate to the occasion. The State Opening of Parliament will, as usual, take place as part of our Celebration of Her Majesty's Birthday.


Date of Celebration

Additional Information

New Years Day

Thursday, 1 January

Celebration of Thanks for a New

Twelfth Day

Monday, 5 January

Twelfth Day of Christmas: 

December 25th Old Style

Commonwealth Day

Monday, 9 March

Celebrating the unity and diversity that the British Commonwealth of Nations (the former British Empire) embraces under Her Majesty the Queen.

Good Friday

Friday, 10 April

Solemn Recognition of the Day of
Our Lord Jesus's Death for Our Sins

Easter Monday

Monday 13, April

Celebration of the Risen Lord
and Saviour, Jesus Christ

Restoration Day

Friday 29, May

Celebration of the Restoration of HM King Charles II to the Throne and his entry into London

Queen's Birthday

Monday, 8 June

Celebrating the Offical Birthday
of our Sovereign Lady, Elizabeth II


Friday, 28 August

Celebrating the Close of Summer

Discoverer's Day

Tuesday, 20 October

Celebrating the Disoverers (Columbus, Newton, Herschell, and the rest!)

Remembrance Day

Wednesday, 11 November

Day to honour all our fallen Heroes.


Thursday, 19 November

Feast of Celebration for the
Bountiful Land and Harvest.

Thanksgiving Friday

Friday, 20 November

Second Day of the Feast of Plenty

Christmas Day

Friday, 25 December

Celebration of the Birth of Our
Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ

Boxing Day

Saturday, 26 December

A day set aside to care for those in need.

New Year's Eve

Thursday, 31 December

Day to Review one's Life and
Make Resolutions

Bo Register, Marquess of Mobile, Baron Von Servers of Fayette, GSB
Her Majesty's Governor-General in and for the Dominion of British West Florida

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