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Romania Declares February 20 Roma Holiday

Source: Infolegal.ro (Bucharest)
Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2011


Romania's president, Traian Basescu, has finally signed a law making February 20 an annual official holiday to mark the end of Roma slavery.

The aforementioned holiday will be a regular working day.

Recall that last fall (2010-09-22), the Romanian Senate had rejected legislation that would have created a new, February 20, national public holiday commemorating the emancipation of the country's Roma.



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