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Czech Senate Approves Good Friday Public Holiday
 
(Posted on Thursday, December 3, 2015)

Source: Czech News Agency (CTK Praha)

The Czech Senate had, in turn, voted a bill that would declare Good Friday as a new official annual non-working public holiday in the Czech Republic, beginning in 2016.

Yesterday's vote follows last month's (24-Oct-2015) approval by the Czech Lower House of that same long-standing bill to add Good Friday to the official list of annual non-working public holidays in the Czech Republic.

Almost a decade ago (03-Nov-2006), the Czech Senate had voted a bill that would have declared Good Friday an official non-working public holiday in the Czech Republic, but in the following years the consideration of this bill had systematically been postponed by the Czech Lower House (08-Apr-2010 and 07-Feb-2007).

But, last summer (22-Jun-2015), out of the blue, that long-stalled bill that would declare Good Friday as a new annual non-working public holiday in the Czech Republic, gained new momentum following its endorsement by Czech parliamentarians from almost all parties, including Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and his Finance Minister.

The aforementioned bill, will now need to be signed by the president of the Czech Republic, Milos Zeman, to become law.

It is expected that Czech President, Milos Zeman, will sign the aforementioned bill to make Good Friday a new annual non-working public holiday in the Czech Republic, beginning in 2016 (05-Nov-2015), as schoolchildren have the day off on Good Friday anyways, and Good Friday was a non-working public holiday in the former Czechoslovakia and was abolished only under the communist regime in 1951.

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Czech Republic bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (December 2015)
Czech Republic 2017 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Czech Republic 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Czech Republic 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
Czech Republic 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Czech Republic 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
 2017-01-08: Hungary 2017 Public Holidays Amended
 2016-11-20: Hungary Good Friday Public Holiday Legislation
 2016-11-19: Czech Republic 2017 Public Holidays Announced
 2016-10-16: Hungary 2017 Public Holidays Announced
 2016-01-07: Czech Republic 2016 Public Holidays Amended
 2015-11-05: Czech Republic 2016 Public Holidays Announced
 2015-10-24: Czech Republic Good Friday Public Holiday Almost There
 2015-06-22: Czech Republic Good Friday Public Holiday Progress
 2010-04-08: Czech Republic Good Friday Public Holiday Update
 2007-02-07: Czech Good Friday Public Holiday Stalled
 2006-11-03: Czech Senate Votes Good Friday Public Holiday


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