Strong political opposition in Denmark to abolishing Prayer Day

Strong political opposition in Denmark to abolishing Prayer Day
Strong political opposition in Denmark to abolishing Prayer Day

All nine opposition parties in the Folketing declared themselves clearly against the newly appointed Danish government’s proposal to abolish the country’s prayer day and demanded, if it was not withdrawn, a referendum on the matter, writes Lennart Sacrédeus. Photo: Ida Marie Odgaard/AP/TT

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· Published 00:00, 25 Jan 2023

Abolish the country’s official Farmer’s Day (Great Prayer Day) as a non-working holiday and draw in – with the help of the extra working day it would mean – an additional equivalent of 4.8 billion Swedish kronor to the treasury to strengthen the country’s defence.

So reasoned, and proposed in its government declaration, the newly appointed Danish majority government, uniquely enough consisting of the two classical and ideological antagonists Social Democracy (S) and liberal conservative Venstre (V) together with the newly formed center party Moderaterne.

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