The aforementioned bill to declare a new annual non-working public holiday in Lithuania on November 2, for All Souls' Day, has now been approved by the Seimas Committee of Social Affairs and Labour and will now move to the floor.
The bill faces opposition from many different sides, ranging from the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists, who feel there are already too many holidays, to Social Democrats who feel this is yet another religious holiday. In any event, it is unlikely that the bill would be approved and signed into law in time to modify the list of 2019 public holidays in Lithuania (2019-01-15).
The last time Lithuania added a new annual non-working public holiday was almost 10 years ago (2010-12-13, 2010-11-30 and 2010-10-16), when the Government of Lithuania and the Seimas reached an agreement on the terms under which December 24, Christmas Eve, would become a new annual public holiday in Lithuania.
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