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Latvian 2021 Public Holidays Announced

Source: The Welfare Ministry of the Government of Latvia (Riga)
Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2020


The Ministry of Welfare of the government of Latvia has released the draft rules "On the transfer of working days in 2021" 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 2021.

In the aforementioned list of non-working national public holidays and bridge non-working public holidays in Latvia for the calendar year 2021, the government of Latvia, after a 2 pauses (2015-12-05 and 2011-01-05), returns for a fifth year (2019-05-10, 2018-12-17, 2017-12-14, 2017-02-26 and 2016-06-14) to its 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).

A recent survey by the Latvian Ministry of the Economy, in which over 23000 people took part (about 2% of the work force), showed a support of almost 95% for the declaration of bridge holiday, compensated by working Saturdays.



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