Source:Nieuwsoverzicht Rijksoverheid (Amsterdam)
Posted: Friday, January 22, 2021
The Government of the Netherlands has released its list of official non-working public holidays in the Netherlands for the calendar year 2021.
Once again (2020-01-08, 2019-01-08, 2018-01-13, 2016-01-10, 2015-01-07 and 2014-01-04), the aforementioned list of official non-working public holidays in the Netherlands for the calendar year 2021, confirms that since 2014, the birthday of the then Crown-Prince, on April 27, is an annual non-working public holiday (Koningsdag) in the Netherlands (2013-01-28), with the same day in lieu rules governing its observance when it falls on a Sunday (2013-01-30).
The government website does point out that "Although 5 May is a public holiday, this does not necessarily mean your employees are entitled to have a paid day off. Many collective labour agreements (CAOs) stipulate that 5 May is a day off once every five years (e.g. 2020, 2025, 2030 et cetera)." and that "Your sector's CAO may state that a Christian public holiday can be substituted for an alternative religious holiday. These include for instance the holiday of Eid Al-Fitr at the end of Ramadan or Chanukah.".
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