Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción)
The government of Paraguay has released and confirmed the list of official non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2014.
The aforementioned announcement, once again (02-Jan-2013) confirms the major changes to Paraguay public holidays of last year (03-Aug-2012), when Paraguay's president, Federico Franco, issued an executive decree agreeing to the proposal by Paraguay's Senatur, to avail himself of the powers given to the presidency a decade ago, and move some of the 2013 mid-week public holidays to a nearby Monday.
The Decreto presidencial N° 9393 finally implemented the Ley 1723 del 29 de junio de 2001 (Que Autoriza Al Poder Ejecutivo A Trasladar Los Feriados Nacionales Al Dia Lunes) which gives the president of Paraguay the authority to move any, or all, mid-week public holidays to a nearby Monday (except New Year, Independence Day, día de La Virgen de Caacupé, and Maundy Thursday and Good Friday).
Despite its passage over a decade ago (29-Jun-2001), and regular calls for the executive to avail itself of its prerogative (23-Sep-2010 and 26-Jul-2008), the provisions of law 1723/01 have rarely been used. However, last summer (24-Jul-2012), a renewed call to action by Paraguay's Secretaría Nacional de Turismo (Senatur), Liz Crámer, seems to have finally prodded the executive into action.
Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
• Paraguay bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
bank holidays and public holidays news updates (January 2014)
Paraguay 2017 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Paraguay 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Paraguay 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
Paraguay 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Paraguay 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
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• 2016-11-22: Paraguay 2017 Public Holidays Released
• 2015-12-17: Paraguay Adds 2 Year-End Public Holidays In 2015
• 2015-12-10: Paraguay 2016 Public Holidays Released
• 2015-05-21: Paraguayan June 15 Public Holiday Ruled-Out
• 2014-12-22: Paraguay 2014 Year-End Public Holidays
• 2013-01-02: Trinidad and Tobago 2013 Public Holidays Incomplete
• 2012-08-03: Paraguay 2013 Public Holidays Amended
• 2012-07-24: Paraguay Mid-Week Public Holidays Update
• 2010-09-23: Paraguay Legislature Wants To Move Mid-Week Public Holidays
• 2008-07-26: Paraguay Pressured To Apply 2001 Law On Mid-Week Public Holidays
• 2001-06-29: Paraguay Law To Move Mid-Week Public Holidays