January 1 and 2 are among the weekday holidays, along with Easter Monday on 13 April, Resistance Day on 27 April, Labour Day on 1 May and Statehood Day on 25 June. In the second half of the year, the only weekday holiday will be Christmas Day.
While this means more working days for people, the dearth of weekday holidays bodes well for the economy. Calculations by the Statistical Office indicate each additional working day contributes about 0.1 percent to GDP growth all things being equal.
The actual effect may vary depending on which day of the week a holiday falls on.