Hamburg State Public Holiday Extension Spring Vote
Source:Hamburger Abendblatt (Hamburg)
Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018
Most recent follow-up news item: 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.
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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