Source:Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium (Budapest)
Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2016
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The Government of Hungary, upon the recommendation of the Hungarian National Economy Minister, has confirmed that there would be no expanded version of its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Hungary for the calendar year 2017, due to the fact that there are no "orphan" Hungarian public holidays on Tuesday or Thursday in the upcoming calendar year 2017.
However, and this is possibly the reason why this year's final announcement of the list of official non-working public holidays in Hungary for the calendar year 2017 was so late, speaking at the commemorative session of the Hungarian Reformed Church Synod recently, Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, announced that beginning in 2017, Good Friday would be a new annual non-working public holiday in Hungary, and this was confirmed by an official press release of the Prime Minister's page on the Government of Hungary website.