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New Public Holiday in Hungary

New Public Holiday in Hungary

| Wrote: Ildikó Kóródiné Kovács
New Public Holiday in Hungary. The National Assembly has declared Good Friday a public holiday, so from April 14, 2017 Easter will be a four-day public holiday. Good Friday is a public holiday in 14 European countries, including Denmark, Finland, Bulgaria and Estonia.
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New Public Holiday in Hungary

The National Assembly has declared Good Friday a public holiday, so from April 14, 2017 Easter will be a four-day public holiday. Good Friday is a public holiday in 14 European countries, including Denmark, Finland, Bulgaria and Estonia.

This is important information for employers and employees, while elementary school pupils and high school and vocational school students will not be effected, since for them Good Friday has already been a holiday. The last day of school before spring break is April 12, 2017 (Wednesday) and the first school day after the break is April 19, 2017 (Wednesday).

With this decision there are 11 public holidays in Hungary, which fall or may fall on weekdays:
January 1.
March 15.
Good Friday
Easter Monday
May 1.
Pentecost Monday
August 20.
October 23.
November 1.
December 25.
December 26.

Public holidays in Hungary in 2017.
January 1, 2017 New Year Sunday
March 15, 2017 National Day Wednesday
April 14, 2017 Good Friday Friday
April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday
April 17, 2017 Easter Monday
May 1, 2017 International Workers’ Day Monday
June 4, 2017 Pentecost Sunday
June 5, 2017 Pentecost Monday
August 20, 2017 the day of the Foundation of Hungary Sunday
October 23, 2017 National Day Monday
November 1, 2017 All Saints’ Day Wednesday
December 25, 2017 Christmas Monday
December 26, 2017 Christmas Tuesday

 

The number of public holidays in some European countries

In Germany there are 17 public holidays, in Bulgaria 16, in Slovakia 15, in Croatia 14, in Austria, the Czech Republic and Poland 13, and in Denmark, France and Belgium 12.

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