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    Saeima to consider designating Lacplesis Day a public holiday and removing May 1 from list of public holidays

    RIGA, Nov 7 (LETA) - Saeima today forwarded to the Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee amendments to the Law on National Holidays and Remembrance Days, suggesting that the November 11 Lacplesis Day be designated a public holiday, while May 1 be removed from the list of public holidays.

    43 Saeima members supported the proposal, 23 voted against and five abstained. Those who voted against the amendments were MPs from Harmony and KPV LV parties, while almost all New Unity members abstained.

    The motion was filed by members of the National Alliance's Saeima group.

    According to the National Alliance, the November 11 Lacplesis Day has become more important since 1990 as now it is a day when all those who fought for the freedom of Latvia are remembered.

    There are a number of different events organized on November 11, official as well as events organized by different non-governmental organizations, therefore those who would like to attend these events could do so regardless of whether November 11 falls on a workday or not.

    The National Alliance also proposes removing May 1 Labor Day from the list of public holidays. Therefore the total number of public holidays in Latvia will not increase.

    • Published: 07.11.2019 17:01
    • Anastasija Tetarenko, LETA
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