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Latvian 2020 Public Holidays Announced

Source: The Welfare Ministry of the Government of Latvia (Riga)
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2019


The government of Latvia has 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.

In the aforementioned list of non-working national public holidays and bridge non-working public holidays in Latvia for the calendar year 2020, the government of Latvia, after a 2 pauses (2015-12-05 and 2011-01-05), returns for a fourth year (2018-12-17, 2017-12-14, 2017-02-26 and 2016-06-14) to the time-honored practice (2014-11-15, 2013-10-25, 2013-01-16, 2012-01-04, 2010-01-08, 2009-05-21 and 2007-04-13), of declaring additional, one-off, bridge public holidays that are compensated by the same number of Saturdays being declared as regular working days.

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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