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Holiday Law
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[German Version]

The German Basic Law contains (art. 140, 139 Weimar Constitution), along with an institutional guarantee of Sunday and holidays recognized by the state, a charge for legislators sufficiently to assure their purpose as “days of rest from work and spiritual uplifting.” No guarantee of specific, individual, state-recognized holidays or of a certain number of them, however, can be derived from this provision, so that the legislator can deny individual holidays their previous recognition. In Germany, th…

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Grube, Andreas, “Holiday Law”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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