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Latvian President, Andris Berzins, after a meeting with Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis, has said that he believes that Eastern Orthodox Christmas should finally be recognized as a public holiday in Latvia.
At the end of last year (2011-12-01), the Latvian parliament (Saeima) rejected a bill declaring Orthodox Christmas as a public holiday, and a similar bill declaring Orthodox and Old Believers' Christmas as public holidays in Latvia was rejected in its third reading in the Saeima 3 years ago (2009-02-13).
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