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The Czech Lower House has approved a long-standing bill that would add Good Friday to the official list of annual non-working public holidays in the Czech Republic.
Almost a decade ago (2006-11-03), the Czech Senate had voted a bill that would have declared Good Friday an official non-working public holiday in the Czech Republic, but in the following years the consideration of this bill had systematically been postponed by the Czech Lower House (2010-04-08 and 2007-02-07).
Then, last summer (2015-06-22), out of the blue, that long-stalled bill that would declare Good Friday as a new annual non-working public holiday in the Czech Republic, gained new momentum following its endorsement by Czech parliamentarians from almost all parties, including Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and his Finance Minister.
The aforementioned bill, will now go to the Senate for approval, and if approved, will need to be signed by the president of the Czech Republic, Milos Zeman.
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