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Latvian 2021 Public Holidays Approved

Source: The Welfare Ministry of the Government of Latvia (Riga)
Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Updated: Thursday, September 24, 2020


The draft proposal by the Ministry of Welfare of Latvia "On the transfer of working days in 2021", the annual official list of official non-working national public holidays and bridge non-working public holidays in Latvia, for the upcoming calendar year 2021, has been approved by the Latvian government, at their cabinet meeting, yesterday.

Recall that, late last month (2020-05-28), the Ministry of Welfare of the government of Latvia had 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 which, for the 6th consecutive year (2019-05-10, 2018-12-17, 2017-12-14, 2017-02-26 and 2016-06-14) and after 2 pauses (2015-12-05 and 2011-01-05), the government of Latvia pursues the practice of past years (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 and #37; of the work force), showed a support of almost 95 and #37; for the declaration of bridge holiday, compensated by working Saturdays.



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