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Latvia Mulls New March 17 Public Holiday

Source: The Welfare Ministry of the Government of Latvia (Riga)
Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Saeima (Latvia's parliament) has voted by 43 to 23, with 5 abstentions, the proposal by the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, of removing May 1st from the list of annual public holidays in Latvia, and replacing it with the November 11 Lacplesis Day. The bill now goes to the Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee of the Saeima.

Last month (2019-10-01), we had reported that the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, had asked the Saeima (Latvia's parliament) to legislate the declaration of March 17 as National Resistance Movement Day and October 15 as the Official Language Day, by amending the Latvian Law on Public Holidays, Remembrance Days and National Holidays but which, according to a release by the President's Chancery, would not change the previously-announced list of 2020 public holidays in Latvia, as announced earlier this year (2019-05-10).

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