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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to El Salvador public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of June 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 El Salvador 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 El Salvador public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Jun
  • 16
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  • El Salvador Public Holiday June 17

    Presidencia de la República de El Salvador (San Salvador) - The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (MTPS) of the Government of El Salvador has confirmed that Monday, June 17, 2019, would be a nationwide non-working public holiday in El Salvador on account of the annual Fathers' Day non-working public holiday of El Salvador.
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  • May
  • 30
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  • El Salvador Votes Down June 1 Public Holiday

    Ministerio de Trabajo y Previsión Social de El Salvador (San Salvador) - A bill introduced by deputies of the Great Alliance for National Unity (GANA), to declare June 1st, every 5 years, as a non-working public holiday in El Salvador, for the Presidential inauguration, was voted down in El Salvador's Legislative Assembly.
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  • Jan
  • 26
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  • El Salvador 2019 Bank Holidays Announced

    Banco Central de Reserva de El Salvador (San Salvador) - El Salvador's Banco Central de Reserva de El Salvador has released the list of annual non-working bank holidays in el Salvador for the calendar year 2019.
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  • Jan
  • 22
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  • El Salvador 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministerio de Trabajo y Previsión Social de El Salvador (San Salvador) - El Salvador's Ministerio de Trabajo y Previsión Social has released the list of annual non-working public holidays in el Salvador for the calendar year 2019.
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2017

  • Aug
  • 10
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  • El Salvador August 15 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Asamblea Legislativa de la República de El Salvador (San Salvador) - El Salvador's legislative assembly has a bill by the president of the FMLN group, Sánchez Cerén, to declare Tuesdya, August 15, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in el Salvador, to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero.
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2016

  • Apr
  • 14
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  • El Salvador Mothers' Day Public Holiday Generalized

    Asamblea Legislativa de la República de El Salvador (San Salvador) - El Salvador's legislative assembly has approved a bill that declares that the annual El Salvador non-working public sector holiday on May 10, to commemorate Mother's Day (Día de la Madre), will henceforth be a fully national non-working public holiday, for both the private and public sectors of El Salvador ("asueto remunerado para el sector público y privado").
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2015

  • Aug
  • 1
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  • El Salvador Clarifies August 2015 Public Holidays

    Ministerio de Trabajo y Previsión Social (San Salvador) - The Ministry of Labour and Social security of the Government of El Salvador has clarified the scope and dates of the upcoming August 2015 non-working public holiday in El Salvador on account of the annual "Celebración del Divino Salvador del Mundo" nationwide non-working public holiday of El Salvador, and of the municipal "Fiestas Patronales".
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  • Jun
  • 15
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  • El Salvador Confirms June 17 Public Holiday

    Presidencia de la República de El Salvador (San Salvador) - The government of El Salvador has confirmed that Wednesday, June 17, 2015, would be a nationwide non-working public holiday in El Salvador on account of the annual Fathers' Day non-working public holiday of El Salvador.
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  • May
  • 19
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  • El Salvador May 22-23 Public Holidays Approved

    Presidencia de la República de El Salvador (San Salvador) - The President of El Salvador has announced that the Salvadoran Congress had approved the draft decree to declare May 22 and 23, 2015, as one-off public holidays in El Salvador on account of the upcoming beatification of Monseñor Romero ("Se ha aprobado el asueto y con ello se facilita a los salvadoreños que así lo deseen asistan al acto de beatificación de monseñor Romero").
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  • May
  • 15
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  • El Salvador May 22-23 Public Holidays Update 2

    Presidencia de la República de El Salvador (San Salvador) - Details of the draft decree, submitted to the National Assembly earlier this week by the Minister of the Interior of El Salvador, Aristides Valencia, have been released, with a clarification of the extent of the May 22 proposed one-off public holiday in El Salvador, and an extension of the scope of the May 23 proposed one-off public holiday in El Salvador.
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  • May
  • 13
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  • El Salvador May 22-23 Public Holidays Update

    Presidencia de la República de El Salvador (San Salvador) - Initial comments from members of El Salvador's newly installed legislature tend to indicate widespread support for the proposed declaration of May 22-23, 2015, as one-off non-working public holidays in El Salvador, on account of the upcoming beatification of Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero.
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  • May
  • 10
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  • El Salvador Mulls May 22-23 Public Holidays

    Presidencia de la República de El Salvador (San Salvador) - The spokesperson for the President of El Salvador (Secretario de Comunicaciones de la Presidencia), Eugenio Chicas, has announced that the decision as to whether to declare one-off non-working public holidays in El Salvador, on account of the upcoming beatification of Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero, would be made by President Salvador Sánchez Cerén, once the National Assembly is back in session.
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  • Mar
  • 12
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  • El Salvador Public Holiday March 26

    Presidencia de la República de El Salvador (San Salvador) - The National Assembly of El Salvador has approved a bill requested by President Salvador Sánchez Cerén and which declares a new March 26 non-working public holiday in El Salvador to be called "Día Nacional por la Vida la Paz y la Justicia" (National day of life, peace and justice).
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2014

  • May
  • 2
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  • El Salvador Mothers' Day Public Holiday Bill

    Asamblea Legislativa de la República de El Salvador (San Salvador) - An ARENA member of El Salvador's legislative assembly has introduced a bill that would declare another annual non-working public holiday in El Salvador on May 10, to commemorate Mother's Day (Día de la Madre).
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2013

  • Jun
  • 6
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  • El Salvador Fathers' Day Public Holiday Update

    Asamblea Legislativa de la República de El Salvador (San Salvador) - A member of El Salvador's legislative assembly, Claudia Ramírez, has introduced a bill to restrict to the public sector only the observance of last fall's declaration of a new annual public holiday in El Salvador for Fathers' Day.
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2012

  • Nov
  • 29
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  • El Salvador Adds Fathers' Day Public Holiday

    Presidencia de la República de El Salvador (San Salvador) - The government of El Salvador has issued a decree (Decreto Nº 208) declaring the June 17 a new annual non-working public holiday in El Salvador to mark Fathers' Day.
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2011

  • Mar
  • 19
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  • El Salvador Declares March 22-23 Public Holidays

    Asamblea Legislativa de la República de El Salvador (San Salvador) - Earlier today, El Salvador's legislative assembly approved, by a vote of 79 out of 84 deputies, a 2-day public sector holiday, on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 22 and 23, 2011, to coincide with US President Obama's visit to San Salvador.
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2010

  • Oct
  • 29
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  • El Salvador Declares November 1st Public Sector Holiday

    Presidencia de la República de El Salvador (San Salvador) - The government of el Salvador has declared Monday, November 1, 2010, as a one-off bridge public sector holiday.
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  • Mar
  • 26
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  • El Salvador Declares Monsignor Romero National Day

    La Nación (San Salvador) - El Salvador's Legislative Assembly has decided to declare March 24 as Monsignor Romero National Day.
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2008

  • Sep
  • 4
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  • El Salvador Amends Public Sector Holidays List

    Diario Oficial (San Salvador) - Earlier this week, El Salvador's Legislative Assembly passed Legislative Decree 704 of 1 September 2008, giving the public sector teachers a special holiday on the day after the September 15 Independence Day.
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2007

  • Dec
  • 20
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  • El Salvador Declares May 2nd Bridge Public Holiday

    Diario Oficial de El Salvador (San Salvador) - Legislative decree 519 of December 20, 2007, makes Friday, May 2, 2008, a one-off bridge public holiday for all civil servants in El Salvador.
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  • May
  • 1
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  • El Salvador To Officialize Civil Servants' Bridge Holidays For Next Year

    elsalvador.com (San Salvador) - El Salvador's assembly has been asked to revise the public sector's public holidays law by enshrining the concept of bridge holidays begun on a case-by-case basis this year.
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  • Apr
  • 20
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  • El Salvador Declares April 30 Bridge Public Holiday

    El Diario de Hoy (San Salvador) - The El Salvador Legislative Assembly approved a bill which gives civil servants Monday April 30, 2007, as a bridge public holiday, and extends their weekend for 4 days, from Saturday April 28, 2007 to the public holiday of Tuesday May 1, 2007.
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  • Feb
  • 22
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  • El Salvador Declares 3-Day National Mourning

    International Herald Tribune - The government declared three days of mourning, following the grisly killings of Eduardo D'Abuisson and two other little-known Salvadoran politicians.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • El Salvador Restores January 16 Public Holiday

    Diario Oficial (San Salvador) - El Salvador, through the Decreto Legislativo 177 de 20 Diciembre 2006, has declared January 16, 2007, Día de la Paz as a fully-paid public holiday, for both the private and public sectors.
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1999

  • Apr
  • 4
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  • El Salvador Declares May 31 and June 1 Public Sector Holidays

    Diario Oficial (San Salvador) - El Salvador's Legislative Assembly passed the Decreto Legislativo 629 of May 27, 1999, declaring both May 31 and June 1, 1999, as public sector holidays on the occasion of the presidential passation of power.
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1996

  • Apr
  • 27
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  • El Salvador Cancels 3 Public Holidays

    La Nación (San Salvador) - El Salvador's Legislative Assembly approved the "Reformas a la Ley de Asuetos, Vacaciones y Licencias de los Empleados Públicos", an amendment to the Labour Code that removes 3 public sector holidays from El Salvador's official list of public holidays.
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See also: El Salvador bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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