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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Bolivia public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of August 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 Bolivia public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Bolivia public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Aug
  • 1
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  • Bolivian Public Holidays August 5-6

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has issued a communiqué announcing that Tuesday, August 6, 2019, would be observed as an official non-working public holiday to commemorate the "Día de la Patria" ("con suspensión de actividades públicas y privadas en todo el territorio del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia").
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  • Jun
  • 18
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  • Bolivian Public Holidays June 21-22

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communiqué which confirms that the upcoming Corpus Christi and Año Nuevo Aimara annual non-working public holidays of Bolivia would be observed on Thursday and Friday, June 21 and 22, 2019, in all sectors of the Bolivian economy.
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  • Apr
  • 17
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  • Bolivian Easter 2019 Public Holidays Extended

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has announced that the upcoming Easter public holidays in Bolivia would once again begin on the afternoon of Maundy Thursday, with Good Friday (April 19, 2019) having been declared a national public holiday in Bolivia (feriado nacional).
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  • Feb
  • 19
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  • Bolivian January 22 Public Holiday Could Move to February 21

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia presidential candidate, Oscar Ortiz, has announced that, if elected, he would move to cancel the January 22, annual public holiday, celebrating Evo Morales' second inauguration as President of Bolivia, with one on February 21, commemorating the victory of the "No" in the constitutional referendum.
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  • Jan
  • 21
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  • Bolivian January 22 Public Holiday Confirmed

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communiqué announcing that Tuesday, January 22, 2019, would be observed as an official non-working public holiday ("mañana, 22 de enero, será feriado por el Día del Estado Plurinacional, por lo que se instruye la suspensión de las actividades públicas y privadas en todo el territorio nacional") throughout Bolivia to commemorate the anniversary of the establishment of the plurinational state of Bolivia ("Día de la Fundación del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia").
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2018

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  • 10
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  • Bolivian Afternoon Public Holiday October 11

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communique announcing that Thursday, October 11, 2017, beginning at 12:30pm, would be a non-working public holiday in Bolivia for Bolivian Women's Day Día de la Mujer Boliviana as a compulsory non-working public holiday in Bolivia for both the private and public sectors.
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  • Jun
  • 20
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  • Bolivian Public Holidays June 21

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communiqué which confirms that the upcoming Año Nuevo Aimara annual non-working public holiday of Bolivia would be observed on Thursday, June 21, 2018, in all sectors of the Bolivian economy.
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  • May
  • 30
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  • Bolivian Public Holidays May 31

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communiqué which confirms that the upcoming Corpus Christi annual non-working public holiday of Bolivia would be observed on Thursday, May 31, 2018, in all sectors of the Bolivian economy.
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  • Apr
  • 25
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  • Bolivian Labor Day 2018 Public Holiday

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Héctor Hinojosa, has confirmed that the Government of Bolivia had declared Tuesday, May 1, 2018, as a non-working public holiday in Bolivia on account of the annual, May 1, non-working public holiday of Bolivia, but that Monday, April 30, 2018, would remain a working day in Bolivia ("El feriado es el primero de mayo, de acuerdo a la normativa de feriados que ha sido determinado por el Gobierno y no hay posibilidad de mover ese feriado.").
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  • Feb
  • 9
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  • Bolivian Public Holidays February 12-13

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communiqué announcing that Monday and Tuesday, February 12-13, 2018, would be observed as official non-working public holidays throughout Bolivia to on account of the upcoming Carnival.
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  • Jan
  • 17
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  • Bolivian Public Holidays January 22 Announced

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communiqué announcing that Monday, January 22, 2018, 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 ("Día de la Fundación del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia").
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  • Jan
  • 5
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  • Bolivian 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communique confirming the dates of the annual non-working public holidays in Bolivia for the calendar year 2018.
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2017

  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Bolivian Public Holiday November 2

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming November 2, Día de los Difuntos, annual public holiday of Bolivia is a compulsory annual non-working public holiday in Bolivia for both the private and public sectors and that it will be observed on Thursday, November 2, 2017.
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  • Oct
  • 24
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  • Bolivian Public Holiday November 2

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming November 2, día de los difuntos, annual public holiday of Bolivia is a compulsory annual non-working public holiday in Bolivia for the public sector and that it will be observed on Thursday, November 2, 2017.
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  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Bolivian Public Holiday October 11

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communique announcing that Wednesday, October 11, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday in Bolivia for Bolivian Women's Day Día de la Mujer Boliviana as a compulsory non-working public holiday in Bolivia for both the private and public sectors.
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  • Aug
  • 3
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  • Bolivian Public Holidays August 6-7

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Elizabeth Molina, has issued a communiqué announcing that Monday, August 7, 2017, would be observed as an official non-working public holiday ("feriado con suspensión de actividades públicas y privadas") to commemorate the "Día de la Patria", which falls on a Sunday in 2017.
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  • Jul
  • 12
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  • Bolivian Public Holidays July 16-17

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Elizabeth Molina, has issued a communiqué announcing that Monday, July 17, 2017, would be observed as an official non-working public holiday ("feriado con suspensión de actividades públicas y privadas") to commemorate the "aniversario de La Paz", which falls on a Sunday in 2017.
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  • Apr
  • 28
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  • Bolivian Labor Day 2017 Public Holiday

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Ministry of Labour ("Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social, a través de la Dirección General de Trabajo, Higiene y Seguridad Ocupacional"), in its Comunicado 24/2016 has confirmed that the Government of Bolivia had declared Monday, May 1, 2017, as a non-working public holiday in Bolivia on account of the annual, May 1, non-working public holiday of Bolivia.
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  • Feb
  • 24
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  • Bolivian Public Holidays February 27-28

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communiqué announcing that Monday and Tuesday, February 27-28, 2017, would be observed as official non-working public holidays throughout Bolivia to on account of the upcoming Carnival.
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • Bolivian Public Holidays January 22-23

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Elizabeth Molina, has issued a communiqué announcing that Monday, January 23, 2017, 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.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 9
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  • Bolivia Extends 2016-2017 Year-End Public Holidays

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - The head of Bolivia's Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social, has announced the declaration of 2 additional 2016-2017 year-end non-working public holidays in Bolivia.
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  • Nov
  • 23
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  • Bolivian 2016-2017 Year-End Public Holidays

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - The head of Bolivia's Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social, Elizabeth Molina, has announced the declaration of 2015-2016 year-end non-working public holidays in Bolivia, taking into account the fact that both December 25 and January 1, fall on a Sunday.
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  • Oct
  • 26
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  • Bolivian Public Holidays November 1-2

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming November 2, día de los difuntos, annual public holiday of Bolivia is a compulsory annual non-working public holiday in Bolivia for both the private and public sectors and that it will be observed on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.
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  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Bolivian Public Holiday October 11

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communique announcing that Tuesday, October 11, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday in Bolivia for Bolivian Women's Day Día de la Mujer Boliviana as a compulsory non-working public holiday in Bolivia for both the private and public sectors.
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  • Aug
  • 2
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  • Bolivian Public Holidays August 5-6

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming August 6, aniversario de fundación del actual Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia [sic], annual public holiday of Bolivia is a compulsory annual non-working public holiday in Bolivia for both the private and public sectors and that it will be observed on Saturday, August 6, 2016.
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  • May
  • 25
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  • Bolivian Public Holidays June 26-27

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued the "comunicado 27/2016" which confirms that the upcoming Corpus Christi annual non-working public holiday of Bolivia would be observed on Thursday, May 26, 2016, in all sectors of the Bolivian economy.
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  • May
  • 3
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  • Bolivia Decrees Extended Public Holidays

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's government has issued a decree, signed by President Evo Morales, which regulates the declaration of one-off day in lieu non-working public holidays in Bolivia, whenever a fixed-date annual non-working public holiday falls on a Sunday ("regula el calendario y traslado de feriados nacionales del país cuando caen en domingo").
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  • Apr
  • 28
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  • Bolivian May 2 Public Holiday Confirmed

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Ministry of Labour ("Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social"), in its Comunicado 24/2016 has finally confirmed that the Government of Bolivia had declared Monday, May 2, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Bolivia, due to the annual, May 1, non-working public holiday of Bolivia falling on a Sunday in 2016 ("Se traslada al lunes 2 de mayo, con suspensión de actividades tanto públicas como privadas en todo el territorio del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia").
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  • Apr
  • 14
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  • Bolivian Public Holiday May 2

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Sources in Bolivia's Minister of Labour have indicated that the Government of Bolivia is planning to declare of Monday, May 2, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Bolivia, due to the annual, May 1, non-working public holiday of Bolivia falling on a Sunday in 2016 ("hasta la próxima semana se emitirá un comunicado en el que se instruirá que el feriado por el 1 de mayo recorrerá al lunes").
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  • Mar
  • 23
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  • Bolivian Easter 2016 Public Holidays

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Ramón Vilca, has announced that the upcoming Easter public holidays in Bolivia would once again begin on the afternoon of Maundy Thursday, with Good Friday (March 25, 2016) having been declared a national public holiday in Bolivia (feriado nacional).
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  • Jan
  • 14
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  • Bolivian Public Holidays January 22-24

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Gonzalo Trigoso, has issued a communiqué reminding the Bolivian population that, once again, Friday, January 22, 2016, would be observed as an official non-working public holiday ("feriado con suspensión de actividades") throughout Bolivia to commemorate the anniversary of the establishment of the plurinational state of Bolivia ("aniversario del Estado Plurinacional").
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2015

  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Bolivian 2015-2016 Year-End Public Holidays

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - The head of Bolivia's Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social, Gonzalo Trigoso, has announced the declaration of 2015-2016 year-end non-working public holidays in Bolivia.
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  • Jul
  • 2
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  • Bolivian Papal Public Holidays Extended To July 8-9

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - The head of Bolivia's Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social, Gonzalo Trigoso, has announced the declaration of one additional non-working public holiday in Bolivia, on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis, was approved at yesterday's Cabinet meeting of July 1st, 2015.
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  • Jun
  • 25
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  • Bolivian Papal Public Holidays Decision Next Week

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Presidential Chief of Staff, Juan Ramón Quintana, has announced that the declaration of one or more nationwide non-working public holidays in Bolivia, on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis, would be taken-up, and voted on, at the next Cabinet meeting on July 1st, 2015.
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  • Jun
  • 12
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  • Bolivian June 22 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Ministry of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social), through its Director of Labour, Miguel Ángel Albarracín, has issued a statement ruling-out the declaration of Monday, June 22, 2015, as an additional non-working public holiday in Bolivia, to compensate the fact that the annual, June 21, "Día del Año Nuevo Andino Amazónico", Bolivian public holiday falls on a Sunday in 2015.
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  • Jun
  • 2
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  • Bolivian Public Holiday June 4

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour has ratified that the upcoming Corpus Christi annual non-working public holiday would be observed on Thursday, June 4, 2015, in all sectors of the Bolivian economy.
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  • May
  • 5
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  • Bolivian Papal Public Holidays Update

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's President, Evo Morales, has confirmed that the Bolivian Government was studying the declaration of one or more nationwide non-working public holidays in Bolivia, on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis, and the mass the Pope is scheduled to hold in Santa Cruz.
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  • Apr
  • 20
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  • Bolivia Mulls Papal Public Holidays

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, José Gonzalo Trigoso, has announced that no decision had yet been made as to the declaration of one or more non-working public holidays in Bolivia, on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis.
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  • Feb
  • 11
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  • Bolivian Public Holidays February 16-17

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's government has issued a communiqué confirming Monday and Tuesday, February 16 and 17, 2015, as the dates of the upcoming Carnival non-working public holidays in Bolivia for the private sector and for the Bolivian public sector.
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  • Jan
  • 15
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  • Bolivian Public Holiday January 22

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has issued a communiqué reminding the Bolivian population that, once again, Thursday, January 22, 2015, would be observed as an official non-working public holiday throughout Bolivia to commemorate the anniversary of the establishment of the plurinational state of Bolivia (aniversario del Estado Plurinacional).
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  • Jan
  • 8
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  • Bolivia Cancels Dakar Public Holiday

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has announced that, following today's cabinet of ministers meeting, the Government of Bolivia had finally decided to cancel the recently-declared Monday, January 12, 2015, one-off non-working public holiday on the occasion of the 3rd day in Bolivia of the upcoming Dakar automobile rally ("determinó dejar sin efecto el anuncio de feriado nacional para el 12 de enero").
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  • Jan
  • 7
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  • Bolivia Mulls Dakar Public Holiday Compensation

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's President, Evo Morales, has announced that he might compensate the recently-declared Monday, January 12, 2015, one-off non-working public holiday on the occasion of the 3rd day in Bolivia of the upcoming Dakar automobile rally, with a working weekend day.
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  • Jan
  • 1
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  • Bolivia Dakar Public Holiday January 12

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's President, Evo Morales, following yesterday's cabinet meeting, has decided to go ahead and declare Monday, January 12, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday on the occasion of the 3rd day in Bolivia of the upcoming Dakar automobile rally.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 13
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  • Bolivia Mulls Dakar Public Holiday

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's President, Evo Morales, has indicated that the Bolivian government was considering the declaration of Monday, January 12, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday on the occasion of the 3rd day in Bolivia of the upcoming Dakar automobile rally.
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  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Bolivian November 3 Public Holiday Confirmed

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has issued a communique confirming the fact that Monday, November 3, 2014, would be a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Bolivia, on account of the annual Todos los Santos non-working public holiday of Bolivia falling on a Sunday in 2014 ("se traslada al lunes 3 de noviembre al coincidir con domingo").
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  • Oct
  • 6
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  • Bolivian Public Holiday November 3

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has announced that Monday, November 3, 2014, would be observed as a one-off non-working public holiday in Bolivia due to the fact that the upcoming public holiday for the, November 2, All Souls' Day annual non-working public holiday falling on a Sunday in 2014.
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  • Sep
  • 13
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  • Bolivian Sunday Public Holidays Update

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has confirmed that the upcoming public holidays of September 14 and November 2, 2014, which fall on a Sunday, would be observed on the following Monday, as per the "Decreto Supremo 22352, del 27 de octubre de 1989".
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  • Aug
  • 3
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  • Bolivian August 7 Public Holiday Update

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has announced that Thursday, August 7, 2014, would be observed as an additional optional non-working public sector holiday in Bolivia's capital city of La Paz (tolerancia con suspensión de actividades).
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  • Jun
  • 17
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  • Bolivian June 19 and 21 Public Holidays

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has once again confirmed that the upcoming Corpus Christi annual non-working public holiday would be observed on Thursday, June 19, 2014, in all sectors of the Bolivian economy.
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  • Jun
  • 11
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  • Bolivian G77 Public Holidays June 13-14

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Contrary to earlier announcements, Bolivia's President, Evo Morales, has issued a decree declaring Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14, 2014, as one-off non-working public holidays in the Santa Cruz Province of Bolivia, on account of the upcoming G77+China Summit.
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  • Jun
  • 6
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  • Bolivian June 13 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Ministry of Labour, in conjunction with the Bolivian Ministry of Culture, has issued a statement ruling-out the declaration of Friday, June 13, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Bolivia, on account of the upcoming G77+China Summit.
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  • Apr
  • 13
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  • Bolivian May 2 Public Holiday Cancelled

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has announced that the Government of Bolivia had finally decided not to declare of Friday, May 2, 2014, as a non-working public holiday in Bolivia, despite the unambiguous terms of the Decreto Supremo 1210.
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  • Apr
  • 9
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  • Bolivian Public Holiday May 2

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has announced that it was too soon ("es muy adelantado hablar sobre este tema") to discuss the declaration of Friday, May 2, 2014, as a non-working public holiday in Bolivia, despite the unambiguous terms of the Decreto Supremo 1210.
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  • Mar
  • 18
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  • Bolivian Public Sector Holiday March 19

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Ministry of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social) has announced that the upcoming March 19 (Día del Padre) would be a half-day non-working public holiday for Bolivian public sector employees who are fathers ("para todos los padres de familia de la Administración Pública").
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  • Feb
  • 27
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  • Bolivian Ch'alla And Carnival Public Holidays Update

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has announced that Friday, February 28, 2014, would be observed as a continuous schedule working day (horario continuo) from 8am to 4pm so that Bolivians may begin the annual Carnival public holidays celebrations with the typical Bolivian Ch'alla on Friday night, February 28, 2014.
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2013

  • Oct
  • 30
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  • Bolivian All Saints Public Holiday Update

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has announced that Friday, November 1, 2013, would be observed as a continuous schedule working day (horario continuo) meaning that the upcoming public sector holidays for the November 2 annual public holiday would begin at 4pm on Friday, November 1, 2013.
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  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Bolivian November 4 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Juan López, has issued a statement ruling-out the declaration of Monday, November 4, 2013, as an additional non-working public holiday in Bolivia, to compensate the fact that the annual, November 2 public holiday falls on a Saturday in 2013.
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  • Aug
  • 2
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  • Bolivian August 6 Public Holiday Extended

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Juan López, has announced that the Government of Bolivia has decided not to declare a one-off bridge public holiday on Monday, August 5, 2013, but instead to declare a continuous day ("se tendrá horario continuo en el sector público") for the public sector of Bolivia so that it may finish work at 16:00 (4pm) ahead of the annual August 6 Bolivian public holiday.
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  • Aug
  • 1
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  • Bolivian Mulls August 5 Public Holiday

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Juan López, has announced that the Government of Bolivia was considering extending the upcoming August 6 public holiday to Monday, August 5, 2013.
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  • May
  • 29
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  • Bolivian May 30 Public Holiday Confirmed

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Juan López, has once again confirmed that the upcoming Corpus Christi annual non-working public holiday would be observed tomorrow, on Thursday, May 30, 2013, in all sectors of the Bolivian economy.
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  • Mar
  • 26
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  • Bolivian Easter 2013 Public Holidays

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour has announced that the upcoming Easter public holidays in Bolivia would once again begin on the afternoon of Maundy Thursday, with Good Friday (March 29, 2013) having been declared a national public holiday in Bolivia (feriado nacional).
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  • Mar
  • 7
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  • Bolivian Public Sector Holiday March 8

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Ministry of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social) has announced that the upcoming International Women's Day (Día Internacional De La Mujer) would once again be a half-day non-working public holiday for Bolivian female public sector employees.
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  • Feb
  • 7
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  • Bolivian 2013 Carnival Public Holidays Extended

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's government has issued a communique confirming the dates of the upcoming Carnival non-working public holidays in Bolivia for the private sector, while extending the dates of the upcoming Carnival non-working public holidays for the Bolivian public sector.
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  • Jan
  • 21
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  • Bolivian Public Holiday January 22

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has issued a communique reminding the Bolivian population that Tuesday, January 22, 2013, was an official non-working public holiday throughout Bolivia to commemorate the anniversary of the establishment of the plurinational state of Bolivia (aniversario del Estado Plurinacional).
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2012

  • Dec
  • 13
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  • Bolivian Year-End Public Holidays Flip-Flop

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has announced that, contrary to his announcement of last week, December 24 and 31, 2012, would not be declared as one-off non-working public holidays in Bolivia.
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  • Dec
  • 8
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  • Bolivia Declares 2 Year-End Public Holidays

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has announced that, at its last meeting, the Bolivian Cabinet decided to approve the request of the Ministry of Tourism and declare additional year-end public holidays to link the upcoming Christmas Day and New Year's Day non-working public holidays with the preceding week-end.
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  • Dec
  • 4
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  • Bolivia Considering Year-End Public Holidays

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's Vice-Minister of Tourism has announced that his Ministry will ask the Bolivian Cabinet to declare additional year-end public holidays to link the upcoming Christmas Day and New Year's Day non-working public holidays with the preceding week-end.
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  • Nov
  • 8
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  • Bolivian Census Public Holiday November 21

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has announced that the date of the upcoming Censo de Población y Vivienda (national Census) had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday to be observed on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, in all sectors of the Bolivian economy.
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  • Oct
  • 29
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  • Bolivian Public Holiday November 2

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has announced the upcoming fiesta de Todos los Santos annual non-working public holiday would be observed on Friday, November 2, 2012, in all sectors of the Bolivian economy.
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  • Oct
  • 12
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  • Bolivia Considering Consultation Public Holiday

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivian President, Evo Morales, has announced that the Bolivian government was considering the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday to coincide with the upcoming day of consultation (Día de Consulta) tentatively scheduled for the end of November 2012.
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  • Jul
  • 31
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  • Bolivian August Public Holiday Extension Ruled-Out

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has announced that the upcoming, August 6, non-working public holiday would not be extended ("el día feriado es solo el lunes 6 de agosto").
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  • Jun
  • 30
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  • Bolivian 2012 Census Public Holidays

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Planning and Development, Viviana Caro Hinojosa, has announced that the Bolivian government was considering the declaration of one-off non-working public holiday(s) during the upcoming national census (Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda).
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  • Jun
  • 5
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  • Bolivian Public Holidays June 7 and 21

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has announced that the upcoming Corpus Christi and Año Nuevo Aymara annual non-working public holidays would be observed on Thursday, June 7, 2012, and Thursday, June 21, 2012, respectively, in all sectors of the Bolivian economy.
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  • May
  • 3
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  • Bolivian New Regional Public Holiday

    Los Tiempos (Santa Cruz) - The governor of Bolivia's Province of Santa Cruz, Rubén Costas, has decreed a new annual regional public holiday on May 4, to commemorate the anniversary of its autonomy referendum, four years ago.
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  • Apr
  • 28
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  • Bolivian Public Holiday April 30

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has announced that the Bolivian Cabinet of Ministers had approved a decree which declares Monday, April 30, 2012, as a non-working public holiday throughout Bolivia ("feriado con suspensión de actividades públicas y privadas en todo el territorio del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia"), to link the coming weekend with the annual Labour Day non-working public holiday.
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  • Mar
  • 30
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  • Bolivian Easter 2012 Public Holidays

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, announced that the upcoming Easter public holidays in Bolivia would once again begin on the afternoon of Maundy Thursday, with Good Friday (April 6, 2012) having been declared a national public holiday (feriado nacional).
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  • Mar
  • 16
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  • Bolivian Afternoon Public Holiday March 19

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has announced that the upcoming feast of San José, on Monday, March 19, 2012, would be a half-day non-working public holiday for employees of the Bolivian public sector who are fathers.
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  • Mar
  • 7
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  • Bolivian Afternoon Public Holiday March 8

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has announced that the upcoming International Women's Day would be a half-day non-working public holiday for Bolivian female public sector employees.
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  • Jan
  • 18
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  • Bolivian Bank Holiday January 23

    Asociación de Bancos Privados de Bolivia (ASOBAN) - The associations of private banks in Bolivia (ASOBAN) has announced that it would follow the Bolivian government's recent declaration of a public holiday on Monday, January 23, 2012, by also declaring Monday, January 23, 2012, as a bank holiday throughout Bolivia.
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  • Jan
  • 5
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  • Bolivian Public Holidays January 22-23

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's Departmental Secretary of Labour, has announced that Monday, January 23, 2012, had been declared as a 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.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Bolivian 4-Day Public Sector Holidays Declared

    Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Bolivia's Secretary of Labour, Giovanna Maldonado, has announced her Ministry had also decided to declare December 27-30, 2011, inclusively, as one-off public sector holidays throughout Bolivia.
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  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Bolivian Year-End Public Holidays Gazetted

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's Secretary of Labour, Giovanna Maldonado, has announced that the previously-announced declaration of Monday, December 26, 2011, and Monday, January 2, 2012, as one-off non-working public holidays throughout Bolivia, had been officially gazetted.
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  • Nov
  • 26
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  • Bolivian Year-End Public Holidays Announced

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has announced that Monday, December 26, 2011, and Monday, January 2, 2012, had been declared one-off non-working public holidays throughout Bolivia (serán los días feriados de los cuales podrá gozar la población en el país).
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  • Aug
  • 4
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  • Bolivian August 8 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    La Razón (La Paz) - The Bolivian Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has issued a communiqué stating that the upcoming, August 6, annual public holiday would not be moved to Monday, August 8, 2011, due to August 6 falling on a Saturday in 2011.
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  • Jun
  • 13
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  • Bolivian Bill For September 23 Public Holiday

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - A bill has been introduced in Bolivia's legislative assembly which would declare September 23 as a new annual public holiday to honor Bolivians of African descent.
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  • Jun
  • 6
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  • Bolivia Confirms June 21 and 23 Public Holidays

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has announced that the relatively new, June 21, public holiday would be a nationwide public holiday, for both the public and private sectors, and not only in the western part of the country.
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  • Apr
  • 20
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  • Bolivia Announces Easter Public Holidays Start

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Felix Rojas, has announced that the upcoming Easter public holidays would begin at 16:00, 4pm, on Thursday, April 21, 2011, but that this day would be worked without a midday pause.
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  • Apr
  • 15
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  • Bolivia Declares May 2 Public Holiday

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Felix Rojas, has announced that the upcoming May 1st annual public holiday had been moved to Monday, May 2, 2011 ("el feriado del 1 de mayo se trasladará al lunes 2 del mismo mes") due to May 1st falling on a Sunday.
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  • Jan
  • 13
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  • Bolivia Confirms January And June Public Holidays

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's Deputy Minister of Labour, Felix Rojas, has ratified a confirmation of January 22 and June 21 as annual non-working public holidays in Bolivia.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Bolivia Rules-Out Year-End Public Holidays

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's vice-minister of labour, Félix Rojas, has announced that neither Friday, December 24, nor Friday, December 31, 2010, would be declared as one-off year-end public holidays in Bolivia.
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  • Oct
  • 5
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  • Bolivia Declares October 6 Regional Public Holiday

    La Patria (Oruro) - The governor of Bolivia's State of Oruro, Santos Tito Veliz, has signed into law the recent legislative bill declaring Wednesday, October 6, 2010, as a one-off regional public holiday.
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  • Aug
  • 4
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  • Bolivian Indigenous Public Holidays Update

    Erbol Comunicaciones (Santa Cruz) - The Bolivian native people's association (Confederación de Pueblos Indígenas de Bolivia, CIDOB) has petitioned the Bolivian government to declare August 15 as the "Día Indígena Originario".
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  • Jun
  • 15
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  • Eastern Bolivia Will Observe June 21 Public Holiday

    La Razón (Santa Cruz) - The governor of Bolivia's Province of Santa Cruz, Rubén Costas, has announced that, finally, his provincial government would observe the new, June 21, Año Nuevo Aymara, public holiday.
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  • Jun
  • 9
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  • Bolivia Confirms June 21 Nationwide Public Holiday

    Los Tiempos (La Paz) - Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has announced that the upcoming, June 21, Año Nuevo Aymara public holiday would be observed by both the private and public sectors, nationwide.
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  • Apr
  • 27
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  • Bolivia Rules Out May 1st Day In Lieu Public Holiday

    Los Tiempos (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Carmen Trujillo, has denied rumours that Monday, May 3, 2010, would be an official public holiday to compensate the fact that May 1st falls on a Saturday this year.
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  • Mar
  • 30
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  • Bolivia Maintains Good Friday Public Holiday

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Carmen Trujillo, has announced that Bolivia's Ministerio de Trabajo, and its cabinet, has decided to maintain Good Friday as an official public holiday in 2010.
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  • Feb
  • 19
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  • Bolivia Finalizes Revisions To Labour Code

    La Razón (La Paz) - The government of Bolivia has released a draft of the upcoming revised labour code, and in particular of its Article 157, dealing with official non-working public holidays in Bolivia.
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  • Feb
  • 4
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  • Bolivia Confirms Carnival Public Holidays

    FM Bolivia (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Roberto Montellano, has ratified a decree declaring Monday and Tuesday, February 15 and 16, 2010, as public holidays on account of this year's Carnival.
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  • Jan
  • 29
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  • Bolivia Officially Maintains Catholic Public Holidays

    La Razón (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of the Presidency, Óscar Coca, has officially announced that the cabinet had decided to maintain all traditional Catholic public holidays.
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  • Jan
  • 20
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  • Bolivia Declares January 22 Public Holiday

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Earlier today, Bolivia's Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Welfare, Calixto Chipana, announced that the Bolivian Government had declared Friday, January 22, 2010, as a one-off national public holiday, to coincide with Juan Evo Morales Ayma's second inauguration as President of Bolivia.
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  • Jan
  • 2
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  • Bolivia Confused About New June Public Holiday

    El Día (La Paz) - The 2010 agenda, recently released by the Palacio Quemado (the seat of Bolivia's executive branch) is causing confusion, as it omits June 21st from the list of 2010 Bolivian public holidays.
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2009

  • Sep
  • 14
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  • Bolivia Confirms Upcoming Census Public Holidays

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - Bolivia's government has finally confirmed that there would be a regional public holiday, in late September or in October, in each of the 9 Bolivian departments.
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  • Aug
  • 24
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  • Bolivia Census Public Holiday Decision Mid-September

    El Deber (Santa Cruz de la Sierra) - Bolivia's Provincial Election Boards (CDE) have announced that they would review the progress of the current electoral registration drive on September 15, and decide then if a special public holiday needs to be declared to accelerate the voter registration process.
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  • Jul
  • 30
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  • Bolivia Census Public Holidays Update

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - The President of Bolivia's electoral commission (Corte Nacional Electoral - CNE), Antonio Costas, has confirmed the likelihood of public holidays in September or October, 2009, to facilitate the upcoming national census.
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  • Jul
  • 12
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  • Bolivia Declares 2-day Public Holiday For La Paz Bicentennial

    La Prensa (La Paz) - Following a meeting between the Mayor of Bolivia's capital, La Paz, and the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, it was announced that this year's La Paz departmental public holiday would be extended to 2 days, on the occasion of the bicentennial of La Paz.
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  • Jul
  • 2
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  • Bolivia Could Declare July 17 Public Holiday

    La Razón (La Paz) - The Mayor of Bolivia's capital, La Paz, has requested that the national government declare July 17 as an additional public holiday, to make the annual, July 16, a 2-day public holiday on the occasion of Bolivia's bicentennial.
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  • Jun
  • 26
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  • Bolivia Considering Nationwide Census Public Holidays In September

    Los Tiempos (La Paz) - The president of Bolivia's electoral commission (CNE), Antonio Costas, has announced that the census public holidays, mentioned as a possibility last month, would likely be in September 2009.
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  • Jun
  • 18
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  • Bolivia Declares June 21 Public Holiday

    TeleSUR (La Paz) - Bolivia's Minister of Culture, Pablo Groux, announced that the cabinet of the Government of Bolivia had passed Decreto Supremo Nº 173 declaring that the Indigenous New Year, on June 21, would henceforth be an annual public holiday in Bolivia.
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  • Jun
  • 17
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  • Bolivia Considering June 21 Public Holiday

    La Razón (La Paz) - The Government of Bolivia is reported to be considering declaring June 21, the indigenous new year, an annual public holiday.
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  • Jun
  • 9
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  • Bolivia Ratifies Corpus Christi Public Holiday For 2009

    Red Erbol (La Paz) - Bolivian presidential spokesman, Iván Canelas, has announced that the government of Bolivia had retained the upcoming, June 11, public holiday of Corpus Christi, for 2009 at least.
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  • May
  • 11
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  • Bolivia Announces Staggered Nationwide Public Holidays

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (ABI) - Bolivian President, Evo Morales, has announced that the government would soon declare staggered public holidays, state-by-state, to coincide with each of the 9 states' day of biometric census to be conducted as preparation to the upcoming December 6, 2009, general elections.
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  • Apr
  • 8
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  • Bolivia Could Soon Replace Religious Public Holidays

    La Patria (Oruro) - The Head of the Department of Labour for the Department of Oruro (where President Evo Morales was born), Juan Carlos Rodríguez, has announced that the implementation of the recently approved new constitution (CPE) would probably mean that all the religious public holidays of Bolivia would be replaced by non-religious ones, over the next year or so, but that for 2009, they are likely to remain as previously announced.
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2008

  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Bolivia Declares November 3 Day In Lieu Public Holiday

    Educación Radiofónica de Bolivia (ERBOL) - Late last night, Bolivia's Minister of Labour declared Monday, November 3, 2008, as a one-off public holiday, due to the fact that November 2nd falls on a Sunday in 2008.
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  • Sep
  • 13
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  • Bolivia Declares September 15 Day In Lieu Regional Public Holiday

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (Cochabamba) - The prefecture of the Bolivian Province of Cochabamba has declared Monday, September 15, 2008, a day in lieu public holiday to compensate for the fact the September 14 regional public holiday falls on a Sunday.
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  • Jul
  • 26
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  • Bolivia's Santa Cruz Refuses To Move September 24 Regional Public Holiday

    Bolpress (La Paz) - The region of Santa Cruz is refusing to move the date of its regional public holiday from Wednesday, September 24, to Monday, September 29, 2008, a per the specifications of paragraph 2 of article 2 of the Supreme Decree 22352 of 1989.
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2007

  • Aug
  • 11
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  • Bolivia's Cochamba Department Declares August 16 Public Holiday

    Los Tiempos - Prefect Manfred Reyes Villa declared Thursday, august 16, 2007, as a public holiday for all government employees of the Department of Cochabamba (in central Bolivia) on the occasion of the celebration of the Calvario de la festividad de la Virgen de Urkupiña.
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  • Jun
  • 30
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  • Bolivia July 2 Public Holiday In Santa Cruz

    Diario Hoy - The Departmental Council of the Office of the Governor of Bolivia's Department of Santa Cruz, has declared a public holiday on Monday, July 2, 2007, to coincide with the anniversary of the referendum in which 4 of the 9 departments of Bolivia voted in favor of greater autonomy.
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  • Jun
  • 6
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  • Bolivia Could Swap Corpus Christi and Año Nuevo Indígena Public Holidays

    La Patria - Bolivia's governing party, MAS (Movimiento Al Socialismo), has proposed the removal of the Corpus Christi public holiday, in exchange for the creation of a new public holiday that would commemorate the June 21, Año Nuevo Aymara (also known as Inti Raymi, or Año Nuevo Indígena).
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  • Jun
  • 4
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  • Bolivia Could Declare June 21 Inti Raymi Annual Public Holiday

    La Patria - The Bolivian legislative assembly (Cámara de Diputados) is getting ready to analyze a bill which would create a new annual public holiday, on June 21, to mark the Indigenous People's New Year (Año Nuevo Indígena), also know as Inti Raymi.
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  • Apr
  • 26
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  • Bolivia Refuses To Move Labor Day Public Holiday

    Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) - The Bolivian Ministry of Labour announced, yesterday, that Bolivia would not move the observance of Labour Day (Día del Trabajador) from May 1 to Monday, April 30, 2007.
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2006

  • Oct
  • 27
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  • Bolivia Declares November 1st Regional Public Holiday

    La Patria - Wednesday November 1st, 2006, will be a one-off public holiday in the city of Oruro, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of its founding.
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  • Jul
  • 26
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  • Bolivia Considering Removal Of Corpus Christi And All Souls' Day Public Holidays

    ACI Prensa - A senator of Bolivia's governing party, the Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS), Antonio Peredo, has announced that there are too many religious public holidays in Bolivia, and that the Corpus Christi and All Souls' Day public holidays should be removed from the list of public holidays in Bolivia.
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2004

  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Bolivia Declares May 3 Public Holiday

    El Deber - After a lot of hesitation, the Government of Bolivia finally issued the Decreto Supremo 27468 making Monday, May 3, 2004, a one-off public holiday.
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See also: Bolivia bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Bolivia)