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Belgium Cancels Upcoming May 2 Public Holiday

Source: De Standaard
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2008
Most recent follow-up news item: February 1, 2021

Belgium's interim Federal Minister of Labor, Josly Piette, announced yesterday that May 2, 2008, will not be an official public holiday, thereby cancelling last April's decision by his predecessor, Peter Vanvelthoven, taken to compensate for the fact that, in 2008, both May Day and Ascension fall on the same date. May 2, 2008, Ascension Friday, will therefore revert to its usual status as a banks-only holiday.

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