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UK Rejects New Religious Public Holidays
 
(Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2014)

Source: YouGov (London)

The UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has issued its decision on another petition to declare 2 new annual non-working public holidays (aka. bank holidays in the UK), one for the Hindu festival of Diwali, and another one for one of the "Eid" Muslim festivals.

An online petition calling for a day off for these festivals had attracted 121,843 signatures and had been passed on to the House of Commons Backbench Business Committee, the committee responsible for scheduling debates on e-petitions that garner more than 100,000 signatures.

Calls for new annual non-working public holidays are relatively common in the UK (24-Nov-2013, 27-Feb-2013, 08-May-2012, 22-Oct-2011, 09-Sep-2011, 04-Mar-2011, 15-Jan-2009, 28-Oct-2008,...), but they usually never get anywhere.

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