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Romanian January 24 Public Holiday Approved

Source: Mediafax (Bucharest)
Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Romanian Government has announced that it had finally approved the long-expected new annual non-working Romanian public holiday on January 24, to commemorate the reunification of Wallachia and Moldavia with Romania.

Four years ago (2010-11-30), the Romanian Senate had approved a draft law, introduced 2 years ago (2009-01-20), which would declare January 24, the anniversary of the reunification of Wallachia and Moldavia, as a new annual legal public holiday in Romania.

At the beginning of the following year (2011-01-13), the Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Commission in charge of reviewing proposed public holidays, Claudia Boghicevici, announced that the bill making January 24 an annual public holiday would not be approved in time for 2011 (!).

In the meantime, Romania has added Saint Andrew as a new annual non-working public holiday (2012-06-27).

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