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Bolivian Public Holidays January 22-23
 
(Posted on Friday, January 6, 2017)

Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz)

Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Elizabeth Molina, has issued a communiqué announcing that Monday, January 23, 2016, would be observed as an official non-working public holiday ("feriado con suspensión de actividades públicas y privadas") throughout Bolivia to commemorate the anniversary of the establishment of the plurinational state of Bolivia ("aniversario del Estado Plurinacional"), which falls on a Sunday in 2017.

As usual (14-Jan-2016, 15-Jan-2015, 21-Jan-2013, 18-Jan-2012, 05-Jan-2012 and 13-Jan-2011), the aforementioned communiqué specifies that the upcoming January 22, 2017, official non-working public holiday throughout Bolivia applies to all sectors of the economy ("suspensión de actividades públicas y privadas").

Seven years ago (20-Jan-2010), January 22, was declared a one-off public holiday, the "Día de la Fundación del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia", to coincide with Juan Evo Morales Ayma's second inauguration as President of Bolivia. The January 22 public holiday was confirmed as an annual non-working public holiday for both the private and public sectors, nationwide ("se declaró feriado nacional con la suspensión de actividades públicas y privadas de todo el territorio nacional"), the following year (13-Jan-2011), with a confirmation, a year later (05-Jan-2012) that the January 22 public holiday of Bolivia would follow the day in lieu system, as had recently been done (21-Dec-2011), when the government of Bolivia declared an additional one-off non-working public holiday throughout Bolivia, due to the January 22 annual public holiday falling on a Sunday in the calendar year 2012.

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Bolivia bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (January 2017)
Bolivia 2017 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Bolivia 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Bolivia 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
Bolivia 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Bolivia 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
• 2016-01-14: Bolivian Public Holidays January 22-24
• 2015-01-15: Bolivian Public Holiday January 22
• 2013-01-21: Bolivian Public Holiday January 22
• 2012-01-18: Bolivian Bank Holiday January 23
• 2012-01-05: Bolivian Public Holidays January 22-23
• 2011-12-21: Bolivian Year-End Public Holidays Gazetted
• 2011-01-13: Bolivia Confirms January And June Public Holidays
• 2010-01-20: Bolivia Declares January 22 Public Holiday


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