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Moldovan Public Holidays Law Introduced

Source: Parlamentul Republicii Moldova (Chisinau)
Posted: Thursday, April 15, 2010
Most recent follow-up news item: August 26, 2014

The Moldovan government has introduced a draft law "On holidays, commemorative days and days of rest in Moldova" (nr. 262, 13 aprilie 2010).

The last significant amendment to the public holidays legislation in Moldova was 7 years ago (2003-03-28), and since then most changes have been decreed in an ad hoc manner (2009-12-04, 2009-07-01, 2008-12-10, 2007-12-06).

The salient points of the proposed legislation is to clearly differentiate between "National Holidays", "Traditional celebrations", "Religious holidays", "Professional holidays", "International holidays", "Commemorative days", and most importantly "Non-working holidays".

The draft law also would enshrine the observance of Western Christmas, on December 25, as an annual non-working public holiday in Moldova. Recall that December 25 was declared a one-off public holiday in Moldova last year (2009-12-04).

The New Year public holiday would be extended from 1 to 2 days.

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