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Latvia Mulls Extended 2020 Ligo Public Holidays

Source: The Welfare Ministry of the Government of Latvia (Riga)
Posted on Sunday, June 23, 2019


The Ministry of Welfare of Latvia has is reported to be confirming earlier reports that Monday, June 22, 2020, would be declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Latvia to link the annual public holiday of Ligo with the preceding weekend.

In the aforementioned announcement was hinted at, last month (2019-05-10), when the government of Latvia released the draft rules "On the transfer of working days in 2020" annual official list of official non-working national public holidays in Latvia, and bridge non-working public holidays in Latvia, for the upcoming calendar year 2020, which must be approved by July 1st at the latest.

The practice of declaring additional, one-off, bridge public holidays, compensated by the same number of Saturday working days, had been halted in 2012 (2012-01-04), but only for a year (2013-01-16).


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