Posted: Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Most recent follow-up news item: November 17, 2016
The Romanian Chamber Of Deputies has voted its final approval to the Senate Bill that would declare January 24 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Romania to mark the Union of Romanian Principalities.
Last spring (2014-04-17) by the Romanian Government announced that it had approved the long-expected new annual non-working Romanian public holiday on January 24, to commemorate the reunification of Wallachia and Moldavia, followed shortly after (2014-04-24), by the Romanian Senate approving that recently proposed new annual non-working Romanian public holiday on January 24, to commemorate the reunification of Wallachia and Moldavia.
Then, earlier this fall (2014-09-08), following a favorable opinion of the Committee On Employment And Social Protection of the Romanian Chamber Of Deputies, the bill to declare January 24 as a new annual non-working public holiday, was included on the agenda of the Chamber of Deputies for the aforementioned final vote.
Four years ago (2010-11-30), the Romanian Senate had approved a similar draft law, introduced 2 years before that (2009-01-20), which would have declared 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).
Links and References
Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Romanian January 24 Public Holiday Official" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.