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Germany Hamburg State Public Holiday Extension Spring Vote

Source: Hamburger Abendblatt (Hamburg)
Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018
Updated: Friday, March 1, 2019


The leaders of the coalition government groups, Andreas Dressel (SPD) and Anjes Tjarks (Greens), of Germany's Hamburg State have announced that a vote on a new annual public holiday will occur in the spring and would take effect in 2018.

Recall that, last autumn (2017-09-30), we had reported that the CDU Group of Germany's Hamburg State had submitted a motion to the Bürgerschaftskanzlei 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 (2012-12-13), 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 (2015-10-08, 2014-09-16, 2013-12-12, 2013-08-13, 2013-06-04, 2013-05-17, 2013-05-15, 2013-05-01, 2013-03-14, 2013-03-08, 2013-01-25, 2013-01-10).

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

Early last year year (2017-01-25), the Minister of Economics (Ministerpräsident) of Germany's state of Schleswig-Holstein, Reinhard Meyer, 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, followed by the German State of Bremen which has also been moving towards the declaration of October 31st as a new annual non-working public holiday in the German State of Bremen (2017-03-27 and 2017-02-18), 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 (2017-09-23).



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