Slovakian President Calls For October 28 Public Holiday
Source:Ministerstvo zahranicných vecí Slovenskej republiky (Bratislava)
Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: December 31, 2020
During his laying wreaths on Tomas Garrigue Masaryk and Miroslav Rastislav Stefanik Squares, in Bratislava, on the occasion of the 101st anniversary of the setting up of Czechoslovakia, Slovak President Zuzana Caputova called for October 28 to be declared a new annual non-working public holiday in Slovakia ("This is worth considering, and it’s a legitimate consideration. Without this date, we would probably not have formed an independent state formation today, so it’s one of the most important days to remember and perhaps commemorate in this way").
Recall that, last year (2018-09-12 and 2018-05-25) Slovak MPs unanimously approved a proposal by the government of Slovakia for a one-off non-working public holiday on October 30, 2018, to celebrate the centenary of Slovakia's independence ("100. výročie prijatia Deklarácie slovenského národa"), thus amending the annual official list of 2018 Slovakian bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Slovakia for the calendar year 2018, as released the previous year by Slovakia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2017-07-26).
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