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France Considering Another Working Public Holiday
 
(Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2011)

Source: Le Figaro (Paris)

The French government is reportedly considering the conversion of another public holiday into a working public holiday to finance long-term dependency of the elderly population.

Following the 2003 summer heat wave, in 2004, the French government converted the Whitmonday public holiday into a working public holiday, to bring in more tax revenues to pay for better healthcare for the elderly and disabled (02-Feb-2004).

However, this was a major political miscalculation, as French opinion turned "en masse" against this gesture of solidarity, and the Whitmonday public holiday was finally restored in 2007 (29-Jan-2008).

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