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Bulgaria Approves August 23 Holiday

Source: Sofia News Agency (Novinite)
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Bulgarian Parliament has officially declared August 23 as the "Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Crimes Committed by Communist and other Totalitarian Regimes".

The date, which also corresponds to the date of the Ilinden-Preobrazhenie Uprisingagainst the Ottoman Turkish Empire, will be a regular working day, as the Bulgarian Parliament recently voted against an August 23rd, non-working, public holiday (2009-10-09).

Estonia also recently amended its Public and National Holidays Act (2009-06-18) by adding a new annual national holiday, Commemoration Day of victims of Nazism and Communism, on August 23.

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