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Portugal To Vote On Carnival Public Holiday
 
(Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017)

Source: Assembleia da República (Lisboa)

Portugal's National Assembly has decided to put to a vote, on January 18, 2017, the Greens' proposal to declare Carnival as a new annual non-working public holiday in Portugal.

At the beginning of the month (02-Jan-2017), Portugal's National Assembly had announced that it would examine a proposal by governing coalition partner, the Greens, to declare Carnival as a new annual non-working public holiday in Portugal, on January 11.

The aforementioned proposal to declare Carnival as a new annual non-working public holiday in Portugal, comes less than a year after the President of Portugal promulgated the decree restoring the 4 annual non-working public holidays of Portugal ("Corpo de Deus, 5 de outubro, 1 de novembro e 1 de dezembro") which had been canceled as part of the 2011 austerity package (01-Aug-2012), then restored (19-Mar-2016 and 08-Jan-2016) following the surprise accession of Portugal's Socialists to power (08-Jan-2016, 19-Dec-2015 and 11-Nov-2015).

Originally, the prime minister of Portugal, António Costa, had been reported as being in favor of adding Carnival as a new annual non-working public holiday in Portugal, but the support of the Portuguese Socialist block in Parliament is no longer certain.

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Portugal bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
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Portugal 2017 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Portugal 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Portugal 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
Portugal 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Portugal 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
• 2017-01-19: Portugal Carnival Public Holiday Rejected
• 2017-01-02: Portugal To Examine Carnival Public Holiday
• 2016-03-19: Portugal Public Holidays Officially Restored
• 2016-01-08: Portugal Restores 4 Public Holidays
• 2015-12-19: Portugal Public Holidays Restoration Vote January 8
• 2015-11-11: Portugal Could Restore 4 Public Holidays Before 2018
• 2012-08-01: Portugal Public Holidays Changes Take Effect


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