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Paraguay bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the first 4 months of 2018, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Paraguay Public Holidays in 2018 Observance*
Jan.  1 Mon New Year's Day
Mar.  1 Thu National Heroes' Day
     28 Wed Public Sector Holiday (tentative) Government
     29 Thu Maundy Thursday
     30 Fri Good Friday
May     Tue Labor Day
        Mon Día de la Independencia Nacional
        Tue Día de la Madre
June    Tue Chaco Armistice Day
Aug.    Wed Asunción Foundation Day
Sep.    Sat Anniversary of the Battle of Boquerón
Dec.    Sat Virgin of Caacupé Day
        Tue Christmas Day
        Mon New Year's Eve Bank Holiday Banks
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

05 Jul 2017 Paraguay August 15 Public Holiday Maintained (Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) The Paraguayan head of presidential decrees, Edgar Rodas, has released another communique confirming that, notwithstanding the Decreto Presidencial N° 9393, the upcoming Día de la fundación de Asunción Paraguayan annual non-working public holiday would remain on its set date of Tuesday, August 15, 2017.  24 Mar 2017 Paraguay Senate Votes Public Holidays Legislation Amendments (Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) Paraguay's Senate has approved a bill which would repeal the Ley No.1723/2001, "Que autoriza al Poder Ejecutivo a trasladar los feriados nacionales al día lunes" which gives Paraguay's President the power to move some of Paraguay's annual non-working public holidays to a nearby Monday.  26 Dec 2016 Paraguay Bank Holiday December 30 (Banco Central del Paraguay-Asunción) Paraguay's Central Bank (Banco Central del Paraguay) has announced that Friday, December 30, 2016, would be a bank holiday throughout Paraguay.  13 Dec 2016 Paraguayan 2016-2017 Year-End Public Holidays Ruled-Out (Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) The Paraguayan head of presidential decrees, Édgar Rodas, has released a communiqué ruling-out the declaration of Monday, December 26, 2016, and Monday, January 2, 2017, as additional non-working public holidays in Paraguay due to the upcoming annual Christmas and New Year public holidays of Paraguay falling on a Sunday.  05 Dec 2016 Paraguay Public Sector Holiday December 7 (Portal Paraguayo de Noticias-PPN) Paraguay's president, Horacio Cartes, had signed executive decree No.6437 making the afternoon of Wednesday, December 7, 2016, once again a one-off public sector holiday in Paraguay, beginning at 12:00, noon, local time.  28 Nov 2016 Paraguay 2017 Public Holidays Amended (Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) The Legal Department of the Presidency of the Republic of Paraguay has announced that, at the request of the Church, the President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, has issued Decree No. 6382, amending Article 1 of the earlier Decree No. 6292 of November 17, 2016, ("por el que se modifica el artículo 1° del Decreto N° 6292 del 17 de noviembre de 2016") so that August 15, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday in Paraguay in 2017, after all.  22 Nov 2016 Paraguay 2017 Public Holidays Released (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.  02 Sep 2016 Paraguay Public Holiday October 3 (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.  30 Apr 2016 Paraguay New July 4 Public Holiday Vetoed (Honorable Cámara de Diputados del Paraguay-Asunción) The Paraguayan President, Horacio Cartes, has vetoed the recently-passed bill declaring a new July 4 non-working public holiday in Paraguay, marking the battle of Nanawa, permanently, and not just as a one-off public holiday in Paraguay.  15 Apr 2016 Paraguay Votes New July 4 Public Holiday (Honorable Cámara de Diputados del Paraguay-Asunción) The Paraguayan Senate has approved a bill initiated in Paraguay's lower house of deputies, including the recent modifications to it making this new July 4 non-working public holiday in Paraguay, marking the battle of Nanawa, permanent, and not just a one-off public holiday in Paraguay.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Paraguay public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Paraguay are regulated by the Ley 8/90 del 6 de junio de 1990 por la cual se determinan los feriados de la República, además de los domingos which re-grouped into a single text of law all previous holidays bills such as Ley 69 de fecha 20 de abril de 1914, incluye como feriado nacional el dia 12 de Octubre, fecha del descubrimiento de America and by the law 1601 of 2000. Note that many online sources for these laws have incorrect dates for both Independence Day and Asunción Foundation Day.  Mid-Week Public Holidays: The laws of 1990 and 2000 were later amended by Law 1723 of 2001, which gave discretionary powers to the executive branch to move annual public holidays that fall mid-week, to the nearest Monday, except for some patriotic and religious public holidays. However, this discretionary power is not systematically used. In fact, former president, González Macchi, tried to do it one year for the June 12 and August 15 holidays, and had to rescind his decree, hours after issuing them, due to vociferous protests (the usual "moving religious dates is atheism, and moving historical dates is un-patriotic" criticism).  Battle of Boquerón Day (September 29): This public holiday was gazetted for a "trial" period of 5 years by law 715/95 and then made into an annual law, five years later by law 1601/2000.  Mid-Week Public Holidays: Article 1 of the law 1.723/01 authorizes the Executive Branch to move most public holidays to the following Monday, except 4.  New Year's Eve: The end-of-the-year bank holiday covers banks and all financial institutions, and is governed by Executive Decree Nº 9131 of December 23, 1949, which specifies that "declárase feriado bancario el último día hábil del mes de diciembre de cada año" (ie. the holiday occurs on the last working day of the year).  Paraguay International Codes PY and PRY (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .py (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Paraguay information and news: Central Bank of Paraguay (Paraguay central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Paraguay maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Paraguay), and Wikipedia (includes Paraguay commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Paraguay, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2018 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Paraguay, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Paraguay, before planning any trip to Paraguay. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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