Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres)
The bill introduced by the government of Moldova, to declare Western Christmas as an annual non-working public holiday in Moldova, has been passed by a majority of legislators from the current ruling coalition.
Four years ago (04-Dec-2009), when Western Christmas was decreed as a one-off non-working public holiday in Moldova, for the first time, Moldova's Prime Minister, Vladimir Filat, had announced that his government would introduce legislation to make December 25 an annual public holiday, starting the following year ("ξncepβnd cu 2010, ziua de 25 decembrie va fi declarata sarbatoare oficiala").
The aforementioned bill does not remove the Orthodox Christmas non-working public holiday on January 7, as specified (15-Apr-2010) by the law "On holidays, commemorative days and days of rest in Moldova" (nr. 262, 13 aprilie 2010).
What remains to be seen, now that December 25 is an annual non-working public holiday in Moldova, is whether Saturday, December 13, 2014, will be a regular working day, as it was declared, earlier this month (07-Dec-2013), to compensate the declaration of December 25, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Moldova.
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