Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz)
Bolivia's Deputy Minister of Labour, Felix Rojas, has ratified a confirmation of January 22 and June 21 as annual non-working public holidays in Bolivia.
Two years ago (18-Jun-2009), the Government of Bolivia passed the Decreto Supremo Nº 173 declaring that the Indigenous New Year, on June 21, would henceforth be an annual public holiday in Bolivia. However, at that time, many eastern provinces refused to observe the holiday arguing that this was a holiday limited to the Andean region from which the current President, Evo Morales, hailed.
Then, last year (09-Jun-2010), Bolivia's Ministry of Labour announced that the upcoming, June 21, Año Nuevo Aymara public holiday would be observed by both the private and public sectors, nationwide.
For its part, January 22 had been declared a one-off public holiday, last year (20-Jan-2010), to coincide with Juan Evo Morales Ayma's second inauguration as President of Bolivia.
Both public holidays are now confirmed as annual non-working public holidays for both the private and public sectors, nationwide ("se declaró feriado nacional con la suspensión de actividades públicas y privadas de todo el territorio nacional").
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