Source: Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias (Caracas)
Venezuela's Executive Vice-President, Elías Jaua, has announced that Monday, July 4, 2011, would be a one-off bridge public holiday ("el día 4 de julio será decretado no laborable y festivo por la conmemoración del mes Bicentenario en el país").
The aforementioned announcement was made in the Gaceta Oficial N° 39.706 as to joint the weekend of July 2-3 with the annual, July 5, Independence Day, public holiday ("para que los venezolanos se sumen a las festividades de celebración del Bicentenario de la Independencia").
Note that, initially (05-Dec-2010), Monday, July 4, 2011, was supposed to be a bank holiday on account of this year's Saints Peter and Paul annual bank holiday, but recently some banks had announced that they would remain open (02-Jun-2011).
Today's announcement thus clarifies the status of July 4, 2011, as a non-working public holiday for all sectors of the Venezuelan economy.
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