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Germany Hamburg State Adds Reformation Public Holiday
 
(Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2018)

Source: Hamburger Abendblatt (Hamburg)

Yesterday, as scheduled, the Parliament of Germany's Hamburg State voted on a new October 31 annual public holiday, with effect in 2018, and approved it by a vote of 66 out of 116 votes cast (the issue was not whether to add a new annual public holiday in Germany's Hamburg State, but which date it should be).

Early this year (29-Jan-2018), we had reported that the leaders of the coalition government groups, Andreas Dressel (SPD) and Anjes Tjarks (Greens), of Germany's Hamburg State had announced that a vote on a new annual public holiday, to take effect in 2018, would occur in the spring, though it was later brought forward (15-Feb-2018).

Last autumn (30-Sep-2017), we had reported that the CDU Group of Germany's Hamburg State had submitted a motion to the Bόrgerschaftskanzlei to have Reformation Day of October 31st, declared a new annual public holiday in Germany's Hamburg State, a continuation of what happened 6 years ago (13-Dec-2012), when the then Mayor of Hamburg, Olaf Scholz, had announced that October 31, 2017, would be a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Hamburg, the first German State to do so (08-Oct-2015, 16-Sep-2014, 12-Dec-2013, 13-Aug-2013, 04-Jun-2013, 17-May-2013, 15-May-2013, 01-May-2013, 14-Mar-2013, 08-Mar-2013, 25-Jan-2013, 10-Jan-2013).

Neighboring States are also considering an extension to their official list of annual public holidays.

Germany's state of Schleswig-Holstein recently voted the addition of Reformation Day as a new annual non-working public holiday in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein (23-Feb-2018 and25-Jan-2017).

The German State of Bremen has also been moving towards the declaration of October 31st as a new annual non-working public holiday in the German State of Bremen (27-Mar-2017 and 18-Feb-2017), as well as Lower Saxony whose Prime Minister, Stephan Weil (SPD), announced that he would support the declaration of Reformation Day as an annual non-working public holiday in the German State of Lower Saxony, if he won the October 15, regional election (23-Sep-2017).

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
• Germany bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
• Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (March 2018)
• Germany 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
• Germany 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
• Germany 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
• Germany 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
• Germany 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
• 2018-03-07: Germany To Add Reformation Public Holiday In Lower Saxony
• 2018-02-23: Germany Votes New Schleswig-Holstein Public Holiday
• 2018-02-15: Germany Hamburg State Public Holiday Extension Vote Update
• 2018-01-29: Germany Hamburg State Public Holiday Extension Spring Vote
• 2017-09-30: Germany Mulls Reformation Public Holiday Extension In Hamburg State
• 2017-09-23: Germany Mulls Reformation Public Holiday Extension In Hamburg State
• 2017-03-27: Germany Bremen Public Holidays Extension Update
• 2017-02-18: Germany Mulls Reformation Public Holiday Bremen Extension
• 2017-01-25: Germany Mulls Schleswig-Holstein Public Holiday Extension
• 2015-10-08: Germany 2017 BE Reformation Public Holiday
• 2014-09-16: Germany 2017 BW Reformation Public Holiday Update
• 2013-12-12: Germany 2017 Bavarian Reformation Public Holiday
• 2013-08-13: Germany 2017 NRW Reformation Public Holiday Update
• 2013-06-04: Germany 2017 Reformation Public Holiday In Saarland
• 2013-05-17: Germany 2017 Reformation Public Holiday In Niedersachsen
• 2013-05-15: Germany 2017 Reformation Public Holiday In Bremen State
• 2013-05-01: Germany 2017 HH Reformation Public Holiday
• 2013-03-14: Germany 2017 Reformation Public Holiday In Rheinland-Pfalz
• 2013-03-08: Germany 2017 BW Reformation Public Holiday Update
• 2013-01-25: Germany 2017 BW Reformation Public Holiday
• 2013-01-10: Germany 2017 Reformation Public Holiday In Hessen
• 2012-12-13: Germany 2017 Reformation Public Holiday Extended


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