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Romanian Good Friday Public Holiday Update

Source: Senatului României (Bucharest)
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Following on the heels of last week's vote in Romania's Senate, the Labor Commission of the Romanian Lower House of Parliament (Camera Deputaților), has approved and sent to the full floor for a vote, the bill introduced last year by a coalition of UDMR, PSD, PNL and PMP parliamentarians which would add a new annual non-working public holiday in Romania, as well as bank holiday in Romania, on Good Friday (Vinerea Mare).

That aforementioned bill, introduced last year (2017-12-11), was approved by Romania's Senate with 86 votes in favour, one against, and one abstention, last week (2018-02-25). It must still be approved by the lower house and then signed into law by the President of Romania, before it becomes law.

The Romanian Labour Code was last modified to include a new annual non-working public holiday in Romania on June 1st, to mark International Children's Day (2016-11-17, 2016-10-18, 2016-09-15, 2016-06-13 and 2016-04-08), and a new annual non-working public holiday in Romania on January 24, to commemorate the reunification of Wallachia and Moldavia (2016-10-07 and 2016-09-06).

Good Friday was recently declared a new annual non-working public holiday in the Czech Republic (2016-01-07, 2015-12-03, 2015-10-24, 2010-04-08, 2007-02-07 and 2006-11-03) and in Hungary (2017-03-07, 2017-01-08 and 2016-11-20).


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