Source: Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias (Caracas)
The recent decree declaring a one-off non-working public holiday, on Thursday, February 27, 2014, in Venezuela, then an additional one, on Friday, February 28, 2014, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Caracazo massacre, has been gazetted in the Gaceta Oficial 40.363.
Last weekend (22-Feb-2014), President Maduro, had signed a decree declaring only one day, Thursday, February 27, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Caracazo massacre. Then, yesterday (24-Feb-2014), President Maduro, signed a decree declaring another one-off non-working public holiday in Venezuela, on Friday, February 28, 2014,
As per the LOTTT "Ley Orgánica del Trabajo, los Trabajadores y las Trabajadoras" (13-Mar-2012 and 06-Feb-2012) which came into effect last spring (01-May-2013), the President of Venezuela is entitled to declare up to 3 one-off non-working public holidays per year in Venezuela.
In related news, President Maduro denied rumours that the 2014 Carnival public holidays in Venezuela, on March 3 and 4, 2014, would be canceled due to their proximity to the 1st anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death, on March 5 ("Ni el año pasado, que ni nos imaginábamos que nuestro comandante no estaría con nosotros, pensamos en quitarle eso a nuestros niños").
Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
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Venezuela 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Venezuela 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
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• 2014-02-22: Venezuela Public Holiday February 27
• 2013-05-01: Venezuelan Public Holidays Law Takes Effect
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• 2012-02-06: Venezuelan Public Holidays Legislation Amended