Source:LETA News Agency (Riga)
Posted: Friday, March 2, 2012 Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Despite last-minute lobbying by Latvian President, Andris Berzins, the Latvian Saeima (parliament) has rejected another bill that would have made Orthodox Christmas an official non-working public holiday in Latvia.
Late last month (2012-02-25), Latvian President, Andris Berzins had announced that he believed that Eastern Orthodox Christmas should be recognized as a public holiday in Latvia.
In past years, the Latvian parliament has twice rejected similar bills to create a new non-working public holiday on January 7 for Orthodox Christmas (2011-12-01 and 2009-02-13).
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