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Hungary Push For Christian Public Holidays

Source: Caboodle (Budapest)
Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014


An member of Parliament of Hungary's co-governing Christian Democratic (KDNP) party, Laszlo Varga, has introduced a bill that would make Good Friday a new, annual, non-working, public holiday in Hungary, beginning in 2012.

Last week, another KDNP member of Parliament, Jozsef Michl, has proposed that August 15, feast day of the Assumption of Mary, should also be made into a new, annual, non-working, public holiday in Hungary, beginning in 2012.

A decade ago (2001-08-03), Hungary's then Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, had declared a one-off public sector holiday for the 2001 Assumption Day, but this remained a one-off event.



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