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Spain's Basque Parliament has approved the recent bill aiming to cancel, as soon as 2014, the October 25 annual non-working public holiday, added to the list of Spain's Basque public holidays a few years ago.
This is the culmination of the process begun last month (2013-10-30), when Spain's Basque Parliament began debating in commission a recent bill aiming to cancel the October 25 annual non-working public holiday added to the list of Spain's Basque public holidays a few years ago (2010-04-23), when the parliament of Spain's Autonomous Region of País Vasco approved the declaration of October 25 as the "Día del País Vasco" (Euskadiko Eguna) to commemorate the anniversary date of the Statute of Gernika in 1979, beginning in 2011.
Last spring (2013-06-08 and 2013-05-26) a bill was introduced in the Basque parliament aiming to replace the October 25 public holiday. However, the following month (2013-07-09), the executive of Spain's autonomous region of the País Vasco released its calendar of official regional public holidays ("Decreto 381/2013, de 9 de julio, de la Comunidad Autónoma del País Vasco/Euskadi, por el que se aprueba el Calendario Oficial de Fiestas Laborales de la Comunidad Autónoma de Euskadi para el año 2014.") for the upcoming calendar year 2014, with the October 25, Día del País Vasco, public holiday maintained.
So far no date has been set to replace October 25 (the anniversary of the Statute of Gernika). Last month, the date of December 3 (San Francisco Javier) has been widely circulated, but on the sidelines of yesterday's vote, the date of July 25 was being circulated as more likely.
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