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Finland Asked To Restore Whit Monday Public Holiday

Source: Helsingin Sanomat (Helsinki)
Posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Over the past weekend, the Finnish Evangelical-Lutheran Church synod drafted a proposal calling on the Finnish government to restore Whit Monday as an official non-working public holiday in Finland.

Whit Monday was removed from Finland's official list of non-working public holidays in 1992, and restoring it would require an amendment of the Church Act 1993.

Neighboring Sweden also removed Whit Monday from its official list of non-working public holidays, albeit more recently (2004-04-30).



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