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Latvia May 1 Public Holiday Swap Update
 
(Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2018)

Source: LETA News Agency (Riga)

The bill which would cancel the annual May 1st public holiday of Latvia in exchange for the declaration of a new annual non-working public holiday, on November 11, was passed today in a second, non-final, vote of the Seima.

Earlier this month (02-May-2018), we had reported that a bill had been introduced in the Saeima which would cancel the annual May 1st public holiday of Latvia in exchange for the declaration of a new annual non-working public holiday, on November 11, the day when Latvia traditionally remembers its fallen soldiers, and one week before the November 18 annual Independence Day public holiday of Latvia.

Over the years, there have been many repeated calls for Orthodox public holidays by Latvia's large and vocal Russian community (08-Mar-2018, 02-Mar-2012, 25-Feb-2012, 01-Dec-2011, 13-Feb-2009, 05-Feb-2009, 24-Dec-2003, 16-Jan-2003, and 20-Dec-2002) and a second reading of just such a bill, which would make Orthodox Christmas a new annual non-working public holiday in Latvia, is set to occur by October 5, 2018, or the last day before the upcoming elections.

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Latvia bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (May 2018)
Latvia 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Latvia 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Latvia 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Latvia 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
Latvia 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
 2018-05-02: Latvia Mulls May 1 Public Holiday Swap
 2018-03-08: Latvian Orthodox Christmas Public Holidays Update
 2012-03-02: Latvian Orthodox Public Holiday Rejected
 2012-02-25: Latvian Orthodox Christmas Public Holiday Support
 2011-12-01: Latvian Orthodox Christmas Public Holidays Bill Rejected Again
 2009-02-13: Latvia Fails To Pass Orthodox Christmas Public Holidays Bill
 2009-02-05: Latvia's Parliament Moves Orthodox Public Holidays To Final Reading
 2003-12-24: Latvia Could Declare Orthodox Chistmas Public Holidays
 2003-01-16: Latvia's Parliament Rejects Orthodox Christmas Public Holiday
 2002-12-20: Latvia's President Recommends Orthodox Christmas Public Holiday


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