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Germany To Add Reformation Public Holiday In Lower Saxony
 
(Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2018)

Source: Norddeutscher Rundfunk (Hannover)

The State Chancellery of Germany's state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) has announced that the Cabinet has approved a draft bill from the Ministry of Interior to declare October 31 as a new annual non-working public holiday in the German State of Lower Saxony.

Late last month (01-Mar-2018), 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), a process begun last autumn (15-Feb-2018, 29-Jan-2018 and 30-Sep-2017), in 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).

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), while 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).

Lower Saxony's Prime Minister, Stephan Weil (SPD), had 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 last year's, October 15, regional election (23-Sep-2017).

Churches, trade unions and business associations will now have a chance to comment on the cabinet decision to declare October 31 as a new annual non-working public holiday in the German State of Lower Saxony, and a final vote in the State's Landtag is not expected before May.

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