Source: Honorable Cámara de Diputados de la Nación Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Argentina's lower house of Congress (Cámara de Diputados) has approved a bill to declare one-off non-working public holidays in Argentina on January 31 and February 20, 2013.
The aforementioned bill surfaced in its original form as 2 separate bills.
Last spring (01-Apr-2012), a first bill surfaced in Argentina's lower house with the purpose of declaring February 20, 2013, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Argentina to commemorate the "Día de la Batalla de Salta".
Then, earlier this month (04-Nov-2012), it was augmented by a bill to declare a one-off non-working public holiday in Argentina on Thursday, January 31, 2012, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the initial meeting of the Argentine Contituting Assembly.
The the recently-voted bill now moves to the Senate for ratification and, if ratified, would be presented to the President of Argentina for final approval.
Considering that the year 2012 already saw the declaration of 2 additional one-off non-working public holidays in Argentina (11-Sep-2012 and 23-Dec-2011), it seems unlikely that the aforementioned bill to declare one-off non-working public holidays in Argentina on January 31 and February 20, 2013, will pass. However, one never knows...
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