Source:Government of the Republic of Croatia (Zagreb)
Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: July 22, 2021
The Croatian government has announced the details of its plans to amend the Croatian law on public holidays to declare a new Vukovar Remembrance Day national non-working public holiday in Croatia, and shift the dates of the Independence Day and Statehood Day holidays of Croatia.
Earlier this week (2019-10-07), the Croatian government had announced that it planned to amend the Croatian law on public holidays to declare Vukovar Remembrance Day as a new national non-working public holiday in Croatia, to commemorate "all victims of the Homeland War".
Today's announcement would switch the dates of the Independence Day and Statehood Day holidays of Croatia, and make both these dates regular working days.
The aforementioned law, which is expected to pass, would probably not pass in time to affect the previously-released list of public holidays in Croatia in 2019, as released, earlier this year (2019-01-04), essentially unchanged for many years (2018-01-05, 2017-01-09, 2016-01-15, 2015-01-11, 2013-12-30 and 2012-12-31), as the compensatory cancellation of the June 25 Independence/Statehood Day public holiday would come too late for 2019, and break the pledge that "the number of public holidays will not increase and will remain at 13 which is important from the economic aspect, because of the impact on the economy, GDP growth and everything that entails".
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