Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción)
The President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, has signed the "Decreto número 6292" which lists the annual official non-working public holidays in Paraguay for the upcoming calendar year 2017, including which of the annual non-working public holidays of Paraguay will be moved to adjoin a nearby weekend during the calendar year 2017.
The aforementioned decree 6292, (Por el cual se Reglamenta la Ley N° 1723, del 29 de junio de 2001, “Que Autoriza al Poder Ejecutivo a trasladar los feriados nacionales al día lunes”), listing the annual official non-working public holidays in Paraguay for the upcoming calendar year 2017, as well as those of preceding years (10-Dec-2015, 18-Dec-2014, 07-Dec-2014, 10-Jan-2014 and 03-Jan-2013), is in line with the changes to Paraguay public holidays of 4 years ago (03-Aug-2012), when Paraguay's President, Federico Franco, issued 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 had rarely been used before 2012 (24-Jul-2012).
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