Source:Armenian News Agency (ARMENPRESS)
Posted: Thursday, April 15, 2021
At today's cabinet meeting, Armenia’s Minister of the Economy, Vahan Kerobyan, presented another draft bill destined to reduce the length of the extended annual New Year and Armenian Christmas public holidays, by making January 2, 3, 4, 4, 5 and 7 regular working days.
During the aforementioned cabinet meeting, Minister Kerobyan was reported to have argued that "The regulations we have today, in essence erase ten days from Armenia’s economic life and during these period decade of partying is being announced, for any person interested in Armenia’s future and responsible for it this luxury is impermissible.".
Today's draft proposal echoes a similar bill to reduce the annual New Year and Armenian Christmas extended public holidays, announced by the Government of Armenia, earlier this year (2021-01-21).
That earlier draft bill to reduce Armenia's extended New Year public holidays, would have kept January 1, 2 and 6 as annual public holidays in Armenia, one more than today's draft bill.
The New Year and Armenian Christmas annual public holidays were extended to run from December 31 until January 7, a decade ago, as per the "Law on Armenian Holidays and Memory Days" (2009-12-05).