France's Whit Monday Public Holiday Back In The Limelight
Source:Le Monde Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Most recent follow-up news item: September 15, 2014
In a report he submitted late last week, Eric Besson, the Minister in Charge of the Evaluation of Public Policies, proposed that the Whitmonday public holiday be re-instated in France, and that each business be allowed to choose the public holiday it wishes to work on.
The Whit Monday (Pentecost Monday) public holiday, which generally falls in late May, was canceled in early 2004 (2004-02-02), to bring in more tax revenues to pay for better healthcare for the elderly and disabled, following the 2003 summer heat wave (2003-11-06).
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