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Hungary Mulls Christmas Eve Public Holiday

Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium (Budapest)
Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: April 21, 2021


A member of the Jobbik Magyarországért Mozgalom party, Tamás Csányi, has introduced a bill in the Hungarian Parliament which would amend the Hungarian Labor Code by declaring Christmas Eve, on December 24, as a new annual Hungarian public holiday ("Making December 24 a holiday would have a miniscule impact on the economy, as only retailers and service sector businesses were open that day anyway").

A similar bill to declare December 24 as a new annual public holiday in Hungary, was also introduced in Hungary's parliament, a few years ago, but was never passed (2017-05-08).

Note that December 24, 2020, is a public holiday in Hungary, but it was compensated by the declaration of Saturday, December 12, 2020, as a regular working day, as per the list of official public holidays in Hungary for the calendar year 2020, as announced by the Government of Hungary, upon the recommendation of the Hungarian National Economy Minister, and officially gazetted in the Hungarian Gazette No. 201 of 2019 (VI. 25.), last year (2019-06-26).



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