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Calls to change May bank holidays in Sark

The island is also celebrating the 75th anniversary of its liberation from occupying forces, which falls on Sunday 10 May 2020. Credit: ITV Channel TV

There are calls for Sark's government to change the public holidays in May next year to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.

The Policy and Finance Committee want to move the bank holiday from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May. If the plans are approved it would mean Sark would be in-line with the changes made by the UK and Guernsey.

The island is also celebrating the 75th anniversary of its liberation from occupying forces, which falls on Sunday 10 May 2020.

Requests have even been put in to the Chief Pleas to close the island on Liberation Day to allow as many islanders to attend the special celebrations.

If approved, it would mean there would be no regular boat service and no day visitors to the island.

A single boat in the morning of the 10 May is being proposed so people will be able to get on and off the island.

Part of the 75th celebrations on Sark will include a parade to the church followed by a service of remembrance. Islanders will also be able to enjoy a street party with cavalcade and live music during the evening.

There are also proposals to invite the Chelsea Pensioners to stay overnight to enjoy the celebrations.