Source:Governo de Portugal (Lisboa)
Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2011 Updated: Friday, December 15, 2017
The Portuguese Government has finally announced the list of annual public holidays that it plans to cancel as part of the current austerity plan.
As per the aforementioned announcement, the 4 canceled Portuguese public holidays would be: Corpo de Deus (Corpus Cristi), Assunção de Nossa Senhora (August 15), Implantação da República (October 5), and Restauração da independência (December 1st).
The opposition Socialist Party has sharply criticized the proposed cancellation of the October 5 public holiday.
Recall that 2 secular and 2 religious non-working public holidays would be removed from the official list of Portuguese non-working public holidays, as part of the current public holidays revision (2011-10-15), itself a variant of a plan floated last summer (2011-07-03).
Last month (2011-11-14), a spokesperson for the Portuguese Episcopal Conference had announced that, as part of the upcoming public holidays revision, the Portuguese Catholic Church was considering the cancellation of the, August 15, Assumption Day, religious non-working public holiday.
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