Germany Mulls Reformation Public Holiday Bremen Extension
Source:Radio Bremen (Bremen)
Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2017 Updated: Thursday, June 14, 2018
The major parties of the German City-State of Bremen, the CDU and SPD, are in discussions about the possibility of making Reformation Day, on October 31, a new annual non-working public holiday in Germany's City-State of Bremen.
Four years ago (2013-05-15), the Mayor of the City of Bremen, which is also one of Germany's full-fledged states, was one of the first to announce that October 31, 2017, would be a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Bremen to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his ninety-five theses.
Lat month (2017-01-25), the Minister of Economics (Ministerpräsident) of Germany's state of Schleswig-Holstein, the first German State to declare Reformation Day, on October 31, 2017, as a one-off nationwide public holiday (2012-11-04), announced that he was in favour of adding Reformation Day as a new annual non-working public holiday in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, after the 2017 exception whereby October 31, 2017, was declared a one-off national non-working public holiday in Germany.
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