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Argentina June 29 Public Holiday Confusion
 
(Posted on Friday, June 5, 2015)

Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (Buenos Aires)

Over the past couple of days, various news media in Argentina, have either announced a new one-off non-working public holiday in Argentina on June 29, or ruled it out (it will, in fact not be a one-off non-working public holiday in Argentina).

The aforementioned confusion comes from last summer's passage (20-May-2014 and 06-Jul-2014) by Argentina's Lower House (Cámara de Diputados) of a bill introduced by Kirchnerite deputy Julio Solanas, which would have declared another one-off commemorative non-working public holiday on June 29, 2015, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the declaration of independence from foreign control ("200 años de la primera Declaración Independentista de la dominación extranjera").

The bill, however, moved to the Senate for approval, where it was defeated.

Such commemorative, one-off ("sólo sería feriado en el año XXXX en forma excepcional") non-working public holidays have become common in recent years.

• Monday, May 24, 2010, was declared a one-off (por única vez) non-working public holiday to coincide with Argentina's bicentennial (04-May-2010, 31-Mar-2010, 11-Mar-2010 and 25-Jan-2010).
• Monday, February 27, 2012, was declared a one-off public holiday in Argentina to commemorate the bicentennial of the creation and first pledge of allegiance to the national flag (23-Dec-2011, 01-Dec-2011, and 27-Jul-2011).
• Monday, September 24, 2012, was declared a one-off public holiday in Argentina to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle of Tucumán (11-Sep-2012, 26-Mar-2012, 25-May-2012, 29-Jun-2012, 10-Aug-2012, and 06-Sep-2012).
• Monday, January 31, 2013, was declared a one-off public holiday in Argentina to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the initial meeting of the Argentine Constituting Assembly (15-Jan-2013, 20-Dec-2012 and 14-Dec-2012, 01-Apr-2012, and 04-Nov-2012).
• Wednesday, February 20, 2013, was declared a one-off public holiday in Argentina to commemorate the "Día de la Batalla de Salta" (09-Jan-2013, 30-Nov-2012, 22-Nov-2012, and 01-Apr-2012).

All the above came to pass, despite a bill introduced in Argentina's lower house of Congress by MP Enrique Thomas which would limit the number of national non-working public holidays in Argentina to 15 in any given year (26-Mar-2012).

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Argentina bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (June 2015)
Argentina 2017 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Argentina 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Argentina 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
Argentina 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Argentina 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
• 2017-09-03: Argentina Mulls June 15 Public Holiday
• 2014-07-06: Argentina June 29 Public Holiday Voted By House
• 2014-05-20: Argentina Mulls June 29 Public Holiday
• 2013-01-15: Argentina January 31 Public Holiday Gazetted
• 2013-01-09: Argentina February 20 Public Holiday Gazetted
• 2012-12-20: Argentina January 31 Public Holiday Official
• 2012-12-14: Argentina January 31 Public Holiday Update
• 2012-11-30: Argentina Public Holiday February 20
• 2012-11-22: Argentina Additional 2013 Public Holidays Update
• 2012-11-04: Argentina January 31 Public Holiday Bill
• 2012-09-11: Argentina September 24 Public Holiday Gazetted
• 2012-09-06: Argentina September 24 Public Holiday Approved
• 2012-08-10: Argentina September 24 Public Holiday Moved To Senate
• 2012-06-29: Argentina September 24 Public Holiday Update
• 2012-05-25: Argentina Votes February 3 Public Holiday
• 2012-04-01: Argentina Bill To Add 2 Public Holidays
• 2012-03-26: Argentina Bill To Cap Public Holidays
• 2011-12-23: Argentina February 27 Public Holiday Gazetted
• 2011-12-01: Argentina's Congress Approves February 27 Public Holiday
• 2011-07-27: Argentina Senate Approves February 27 Public Holiday
• 2010-05-04: Argentina Decrees May 24 Public Holiday
• 2010-03-31: Argentina Confirms Bicentennial Public Holidays
• 2010-03-11: Argentina Bicentennial Public Holidays Update
• 2010-01-25: Argentina Conflicted About Bicentennial Public Holidays


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