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Latvia's Parliament Rejects Orthodox Christmas Public Holiday

Source: Associated Press (Riga)
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2003
Most recent follow-up news item: May 24, 2018

The Saeima (Latvia's Parliament) has rejected a proposal to make Orthodox Christmas (January 7) a new annual non-working public holiday in Latvia.

The proposal was initiated by Latvia's President, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, last month (2002-12-20) and interestingly, the proposal was rejected not due to votes against it (there were none) but because 54 legislators abstained (51 votes are required in the 100-seat chamber).

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