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Estonian Bill To Add 2nd Christmas Public Holiday

Source: Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR)
Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012
Most recent follow-up news item: November 16, 2021

On January 31, Estonia's Parliamentary Constitutional Committee will be examining a proposal to add Russian Orthodox Christmas as a new annual non-working public holiday in Estonia.

Commenting on the aforementioned proposal, the president of the Estonian Multicultural Association (EMA), Aleksandr Apolinsky, observed that 30% of the Estonian population observe Orthodox Christmas.

Another public holidays bill is currently in the pipeline (2011-05-17), one which would make Easter Monday a non-working public holiday in Estonia, beginning in 2012.

The last time the list of Estonian non-working public holidays (1998-01-27) was modified was in 2005, when Estonia's parliament approved the Public and National Holidays Act, § 2 and § Work and Rest Law Amendment Act 25 (RT I 2005, 24, 185) which declared December 24 as a new annual public holiday (2005-04-15).

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