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8. March : women's day holiday in Berlin is now

With the majority of the coalition factions, the members of the house of representatives by the imposition of a statutory holiday on 8. March decided. 87 MPs vo

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8. March : women's day holiday in Berlin is now

With the majority of the coalition factions, the members of the house of representatives by the imposition of a statutory holiday on 8. March decided. 87 MPs voted for, and 60 against the introduction of a public holiday on International women's day, abstentions there were no. The law applies starting this year.

in addition to the 8. March is also the 8. May 2020 to commemorate the end of the war in Europe and the liberation from national socialism, the work to be free. Furthermore, the 8 were. May and the 17. June, in the list of memorial and mourning days in Berlin. So far, Berlin 9 work-free holidays per year - as few as no other state. For comparison: In Bavaria the work of 13 rest days, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 12 celebration.

international women's day goes back to the conference of socialist women in 1910,

The decision was "a very big sign that we are coming on the way of the equality of woman and man to continue," said the gender equality policy spokesperson of the SPD parliamentary group, Derya Caglar. Left and Green were similar. CDU, FDP and the AfD criticized the decision. On the correct date, there had been long debates, as well as a variety of other proposals. The new holiday would mean for the economy of the country, a decrease of 0.3%, criticized the chamber of Commerce and industry (IHK) in Berlin. "The extra public holiday can not afford to have Berlin at all," said Christian Amsinck, chief Executive of the business associations in Berlin-Brandenburg.

The Initiative for the women's day came from the SPD. The women's day goes back to the conference of socialist women in 1910 in Copenhagen, the women's rights activist Clara Zetkin was the initiator. From 1947, women's day was celebrated in the GDR in West Germany, he won by the women's movement from the 70s years. (with AFP and Reuters)

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