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Poland Bishops Declare New Holiday

Source: Polskie Radio (Warsaw)
Posted: Monday, December 3, 2012

The Polish Bishops' Conference has announced that the Thursday after Whitsunday will henceforth be a new holiday dedicated to "Jesus Christ the Eternal Almighty Priest".

This new annual Polish holiday, which falls a week before Corpus Christi, will not be a non-working public holiday in Poland.

The last new Polish non-working public holiday was Epipahny which was restored as a non-working public holiday in Poland two years ago (2010-09-24). Until then, Epiphany had been the only religious public holiday not been restored since Poland regained its independence in 1991, and had been the source of many petitions to have the public holiday restored (2009-04-19, 2008-06-27, 2008-09-22, and 2008-10-17).

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