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Latvia's Parliament Moves Orthodox Public Holidays To Final Reading
 
(Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2009)

Source: Baltic Course (Riga)

Today, the Saeima (Latvia's Parliament) approved in a second reading amendments to the ''Law on Holidays and Remembrance Days'' which will add Orthodox and Old Believers' Christmas (January 6 and 7) as official public holidays in Latvia.

This represents the second to last step in this legislation which was first proposed in 2002 (20-Dec-2002), then rejected in early 2003 (16-Jan-2003) proposed again late in 2003 (24-Dec-2003) and then passed in a first reading in 2006 (25-May-2006).

The bill will now face a third and final reading on Thursday, February 12. Most commentators seem to feel that, this time, the bill will be approved and become law, particularly as Latvia's Minister of Finance is quoted as saying that he does not object to two extra public holidays.

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Latvia bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
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Latvia 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Latvia 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Latvia 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Latvia 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
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 2018-03-08: Latvian Orthodox Christmas Public Holidays Update
 2012-12-09: Latvian Orthodox Public Holidays Redux
 2009-02-13: Latvia Fails To Pass Orthodox Christmas Public Holidays Bill
 2006-05-25: Latvia Law To Change Calendar Of Public Holidays
 2003-12-24: Latvia Could Declare Orthodox Chistmas Public Holidays
 2003-01-16: Latvia's Parliament Rejects Orthodox Christmas Public Holiday
 2002-12-20: Latvia's President Recommends Orthodox Christmas Public Holiday


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