Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium (Budapest)
The Government of Hungary has released an updated list of non-working Hungarian public holidays for the calendar year 2017, which now includes the recently-announced new annual non-working public holiday in Hungary for Good Friday.
Last autumn (16-Oct-2016), the Government of Hungary, had announced that there would be no expanded version of its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Hungary for the calendar year 2017, as was done in past years (30-Jun-2015, 30-Apr-2015, 25-Jul-2014, 28-Sep-2013, 22-Nov-2012, 07-Sep-2012, 15-Oct-2011, 21-Nov-2010, 29-Sep-2009, 22-Jul-2008, 20-Nov-2007, and 12-Sep-2006), when the Government of Hungary would announce a list of bridge, and other one-off, public holidays for the upcoming calendar year, along with the list of Saturdays that were to be regular working days, in compensation. These applied to both the private and public sectors ("E rendelet hatálya kiterjed minden munkáltatóra és az általuk foglalkoztatottakra").
However, speaking at the commemorative session of the Hungarian Reformed Church Synod last October, Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, announced that beginning in 2017, Good Friday would be a new annual non-working public holiday in Hungary, and this was confirmed by an official press release of the Prime Minister's page on the Government of Hungary website.
Recall that, after years of discussions on the matter (22-Jun-2015, 24-Oct-2015, 08-Apr-2010, 07-Feb-2007 and 03-Nov-2006), neighboring Czech Republic finally declared Good Friday as a new annual public holiday in the Czech Republic beginning in 2016 (03-Dec-2015).
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