President Iohannis adopts draft law for Good Friday to become non-working public holiday

Georgiana Bendre 12/03/2018 | 15:08

President Iohannis adopts law for Good Friday, the last Friday before Easter, to become non-working public holiday, according to Agerpres.

The Deputies chamber adopted on February 28 the draft bill through which the Good Friday becomes public holiday and not-working day.

The draft bill has been initiated by a group of 42 senators and deputies and was adopted by Senate as decisional Chamber. The deputies adopted it with 223 votes “for”, seven votes “against” and 19 abstention.

The Senate voted on February 21 that Good Friday will become a non-working public holiday starting this year, with 86 votes in favour of the proposal, one against it and one abstention.

„The Good Friday is Europe is a legal holiday in 16 countries out of the 28 countries in EU.  In Romania, the Labor Code has 14 days public holidays, less than the other EU countries, such as Belgium, Lithuania or Cyprus, which have 16-17 public holidays (…) Also in Romania should be introduced the Good Friday as public holiday, one of the most significant holidays in a year,” says the motivation of the draft bill.

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