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Poland's Parliament To Vote On New April 2 Public Holiday

Source: EFE (Warsaw)
Posted: Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Most recent follow-up news item: October 10, 2009

Poland's conservative party, the Law and Justice Party (PiS), led by the Kaczynski twins, has launched a campaign to have Poland's Parliament (the Sejm) make April 2, the date of Pope John-Paul II's death, a new annual public holiday.

This initiative is not expected to be fruitful, due to the current government's resistance to the addition of new public holidays, as witnessed recently (2008-10-17) when an initiative to restore the Epiphany public holiday (the only public holiday canceled during Soviet occupation and not since restored).

A one-off public holiday was declared in Poland, on Friday, April 5, 2009, following the Pope's death (2005-04-05).

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