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Portugal December 1 Public Holiday Petition
 
(Posted on Monday, October 12, 2015)

Source: Assembleia da República (Lisboa)

A former leader of Portugal's People's Party, José Ribeiro e Castro, has delivered a petition to Portugal's Parliament which once again requests the reversal of the 2012 law which abrogated 4 of Portugal's annual non-working public holidays.

A few years ago (01-Aug-2012), after much hesitation and debate (15-Oct-2011, 03-Jul-2011, 01-Dec-2011, 18-Jan-2012, 12-Mar-2012 and 14-Nov-2011), a quadripartite agreement (09-May-2012) led to the cancellation of 4 annual non-working public holidays in Portugal: Corpo de Deus (Corpus Cristi), Implantação da República (October 5), Todos os Santos (November 1), and Restauração da independência (December 1st). These 4 annual non-working public holidays were canceled for 5 years (2013-2017). At the end of that period the issue is to be revisited ("A suspensão de quatro feriados, concretizada esta terça-feira, com o anúncio do acordo entre o Governo português e a Santa Sé, será reavaliada ao fim de cinco anos").

This was followed by a constitutional challenge to Portugal's cancellation of 4 annual non-working public holidays, brought by the Communist party and other extreme left parties, but Portugal's constitutional court (Tribunal Constitucional) eventually ruled that the reduction of 4 annual non-working public holidays in Portugal was constitutional (27-Sep-2013), a ruling which did not deter the leader of the Communist Party caucus of Portugal's parliament, a few months later (04-Dec-2013), from introducing another a bill that would restore the 4 annual non-working public holidays.

Contrary to the aforementioned previous attempts to reverse the 2012 law which abrogated 4 of Portugal's annual non-working public holidays, yesterday's petition was limited in scope to the reinstatement of the December 1st, Restoration of Independence, annual non-working public holiday of Portugal.

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Portugal bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (October 2015)
Portugal 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Portugal 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Portugal 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Portugal 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
Portugal 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
• 2013-12-04: Portugal Bill To Restore Public Holidays
• 2013-09-27: Portugal Public Holidays Changes Ruled Constitutional
• 2012-08-01: Portugal Public Holidays Changes Take Effect
• 2012-05-09: Portugal Public Holidays Reduction Finalized
• 2012-03-12: Portugal Religious Public Holidays Update
• 2012-01-18: Portugal Public Holidays Cancellation Update
• 2011-12-01: Portugal Public Holidays Revision Update 2
• 2011-11-14: Portugal Public Holidays Revision Update
• 2011-10-15: Portugal Mid-Week Public Holiday Update
• 2011-07-03: Portugal Considering Public Holidays Revision


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