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Paraguay Public Holiday October 3
 
(Posted on Friday, September 2, 2016)

Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción)

The Paraguayan head of presidential decrees has released a communiqué confirming that the date of the upcoming Día de la Batalla de Boquerón annual non-working public holiday of Paraguay would be moved to Monday, October 3, 2016, as per the terms of the previously-released "Decreto número 4508/15" which specified which of the annual non-working 2016 public holidays of Paraguay would be moved to adjoin a nearby weekend.

Late last year (10-Dec-2015), the President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, signed the "Decreto número 4508/15" which confirmed that, once again (18-Dec-2014), in 2016, only one of the annual non-working public holidays of Paraguay, the Día de los Héroes de la Patria, would be moved to adjoin a nearby weekend, 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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• 2015-12-10: Paraguay 2016 Public Holidays Released
• 2014-12-18: Paraguay 2015 Public Holidays Finalized
• 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


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