Portugal cancels holidays after Vatican talks
The Vatican signed off on Portugal's move to eliminate four holidays.
May 9th, 2012
10:18 AM ET

Portugal cancels holidays after Vatican talks

By Sofia Fernandes and Richard Allen Greene

(CNN) - Portugal is eliminating four holidays to try to boost its economy, the government announced - but only after getting the agreement of the Vatican.

The economically struggling European country will stop giving workers a day off for Corpus Christi and All Saints' Day, starting next year, the government said.

It will also eliminate two civil holidays to be fair, the statement said Tuesday.


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