Source:Assembleia da República (Lisboa)
Posted: Monday, January 2, 2017 Updated: Saturday, February 29, 2020
On January 11, Portugal's National Assembly will examine a proposal by governing coalition partner, the Greens, to declare Carnival as a new annual non-working public holiday in Portugal.
The aforementioned proposal to declare Carnival as a new annual non-working public holiday in Portugal, comes less than a year after the President of Portugal promulgated the decree restoring the 4 annual non-working public holidays of Portugal ("Corpo de Deus, 5 de outubro, 1 de novembro e 1 de dezembro") which had been canceled as part of the 2011 austerity package (2012-08-01), then restored (2016-03-19 and 2016-01-08) following the surprise accession of Portugal's Socialists to power (2016-01-08, 2015-12-19 and 2015-11-11).
Originally, the prime minister of Portugal, António Costa, had been reported as being in favor of adding Carnival as a new annual non-working public holiday in Portugal, but the support of the Portuguese Socialist block in Parliament is no longer certain.
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