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2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Apr
  • 23
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  • Paraguay Confirms May 2019 Public Holidays

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - The Paraguayan head of presidential decrees has released a communique confirming that all 3 of Paraguay's May 2019 public holidays would be observed on their set date ("Los tres siguientes feriados -el 1, 14 y 15 de mayo- no se moverán de sus días, como ocurrió en otros casos").
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  • Apr
  • 12
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  • Paraguay Public Sector Holiday April 17

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - Paraguay's President, Mario Abdo Benítez, has decreed a non-working public sector holiday for Ash Wednesday, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, to let Paraguayan civil servants begin their Holy Week non-working public holidays earlier.
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  • Feb
  • 26
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  • Paraguay Public Sector Holiday February 27

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - Paraguay's President, Mario Abdo Benítez, has decreed a non-working public sector holiday for the "Día del Funcionario Público" on Wednesday afternoon, February 27, 2019.
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2018

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Paraguay 2019 Public Holidays Released

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - The President of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez, has signed the "Decreto número 913" which lists the annual official non-working public holidays in Paraguay for the upcoming calendar year 2019, including which of the annual non-working public holidays of Paraguay will be moved to adjoin a nearby weekend during the calendar year 2019.
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  • Dec
  • 11
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  • Paraguay Public Holidays December 24 and 31

    Portal Paraguayo de Noticias (PPN) - Paraguay's president, Mario Abdo Benítez, has released the executive decree No.848 making Monday, December 24, and Monday, December 31, 2018, one-off public sector holidays in Paraguay.
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  • Dec
  • 2
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  • Paraguay Public Sector Holiday December 7

    Portal Paraguayo de Noticias (PPN) - Paraguay's president, Mario Abdo Benítez, has released the executive decree No.740 making Friday, December 7, 2018, a one-off public sector holiday in Paraguay, beginning at 10:00 am local time.
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  • May
  • 30
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  • Paraguay Public Holiday June 11

    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 Paz del Chaco annual non-working public holiday of Paraguay would be moved to Monday, June 11, 2018, as per the terms of the previously-released "Decreto número 8108".
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  • May
  • 1
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  • Paraguayan May 14-15 Public Holidays

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - The Paraguayan head of presidential decrees, Édgar Rodas, has released a communique confirming that May 14 is a permanent part of the list of dates of the Paraguayan public holidays, as per ley 4.531.
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  • Apr
  • 11
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  • Paraguay May 1st Public Holiday Maintained

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - The Paraguayan head of presidential decrees has released a communique confirming that, notwithstanding the Decreto Presidencial N° 9393, the upcoming Día Internacional de los Trabajadores Paraguayan annual non-working public holiday would remain on its set date of Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
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  • Mar
  • 22
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  • Paraguay Public Sector Holiday March 28

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - Paraguay's President, Horacio Cartes, has once again decreed a non-working public sector holiday for Ash Wednesday, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, to let Paraguayan civil servants begin their Holy Week non-working public holidays earlier.
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  • Feb
  • 22
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  • Paraguay Public Holiday February 26

    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 los Héroes de la Patria annual non-working public holiday of Paraguay would be moved to Monday, February 26, 2018, as per the terms of the previously-released "Decreto número 8108".
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2017

  • Dec
  • 27
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  • Paraguay Bank Holiday December 29

    Banco Central del Paraguay (Asunción) - Paraguay's Central Bank (Banco Central del Paraguay) has announced that Friday, December 29, 2017, would be a bank holiday throughout Paraguay.
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  • Dec
  • 4
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  • Paraguay Afternoon Public Sector Holiday December 7

    Portal Paraguayo de Noticias (PPN) - Earlier today, Paraguay's president, Horacio Cartes, released the executive decree No.8183 making the afternoon of Thursday, December 7, 2017, once again a one-off public sector holiday in Paraguay, beginning at 12:00, noon, local time.
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  • Nov
  • 21
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  • Paraguay 2018 Public Holidays Released

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - The President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, has signed the "Decreto número 8108" which lists the annual official non-working public holidays in Paraguay for the upcoming calendar year 2018, including which of the annual non-working public holidays of Paraguay will be moved to adjoin a nearby weekend during the calendar year 2018.
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  • Sep
  • 12
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  • Paraguay October 2 Public Holiday

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - The Paraguayan Presidency has released a communique reminding the population that, as per Decree No. 6292 of November 17, 2016, the upcoming Día de la victoria de Boquerón Paraguayan annual non-working public holiday would be moved from September 29, to Monday, October 2, 2017.
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  • Aug
  • 2
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  • Paraguay August 15 Public Holiday Re-Confirmed

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - The Paraguayan Presidency has released yet 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.
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  • Jul
  • 5
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  • 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.
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  • Mar
  • 24
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  • 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.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 26
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  • 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.
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  • Dec
  • 13
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  • 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.
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  • Dec
  • 5
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  • 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.
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  • Nov
  • 28
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  • 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.
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  • Nov
  • 22
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  • 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.
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  • Sep
  • 2
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  • 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.
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  • Apr
  • 30
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  • 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.
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  • Apr
  • 15
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  • 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.
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  • Apr
  • 9
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  • Paraguay May 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - The Paraguayan head of presidential decrees, Édgar Rodas, has issued a communiqué preempting the expected questions ("ante la duda de mucha gente") and ruling-out the move of any of Paraguay's May 2016 public holidays (May 1, May 14 and 15), as all 3 of these Paraguayan May 2016 public holidays fall on weekend days during the calendar year 2016.
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  • Mar
  • 18
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  • Paraguay Public Sector Holiday March 23

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - Paraguay's President, Horacio Cartes, has once again decreed a non-working public sector holiday for Ash Wednesday, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, to let Paraguayan civil servants begin their Holy Week non-working public holidays earlier.
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  • Feb
  • 20
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  • Paraguay Public Holiday February 29

    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 los Héroes de la Patria annual non-working public holiday of Paraguay would be moved to Monday, February 29, 2016, as per the terms of the previously-released "Decreto número 4508/15".
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2015

  • Dec
  • 17
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  • Paraguay Adds 2 Year-End Public Holidays In 2015

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - The President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, has signed the "Decreto número 4582" which, once again, declares 2 year-end one-off non-working public holidays in Paraguay for the public sector ("para los empleados de la Administración Pública y Entidades Descentralizadas").
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  • Dec
  • 10
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  • Paraguay 2016 Public Holidays Released

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - The President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, has signed the "Decreto número 4508/15" which lists the annual official non-working public holidays in Paraguay for the upcoming calendar year 2016, including which of the annual non-working public holidays of Paraguay will be moved to adjoin a nearby weekend during the calendar year 2016.
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  • Dec
  • 4
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  • Paraguay Public Sector Holiday December 7

    Portal Paraguayo de Noticias (PPN) - Paraguay's president, Horacio Cartes, had signed executive decree No.4506 making the afternoon of Monday, December 7, 2015, once again a one-off public sector holiday in Paraguay, beginning at 12:00, noon, local time.
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  • Sep
  • 1
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  • Paraguay Public Holiday September 28

    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 Victoria de Boquerón public holiday would be moved to Monday, September 28, 2015, as per the terms of the previously-released "Decreto número 2.755".
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  • Jun
  • 9
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  • Paraguay Papal Public Holidays Gazetted

    Honorable Cámara de Diputados del Paraguay (Asunción) - The bill previously approved by the Paraguayan Senate and then its Lower House, to declare Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11, 2015, as one-off non-working public holidays in Paraguay on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis in Paraguay, was gazetted today as law No.544.
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  • Jun
  • 6
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  • Paraguay Papal Public Holidays July 10-11

    Honorable Cámara de Diputados del Paraguay (Asunción) - The President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, has signed into law a bill previously approved by the Paraguayan Senate and then Lower House, to declare Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11, 2015, as one-off non-working public holidays in Paraguay on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis in Paraguay.
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  • May
  • 28
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  • Paraguay Papal Public Holidays Update

    Honorable Cámara de Diputados del Paraguay (Asunción) - The Paraguayan Lower House (Cámara de Diputados) has in turn approved a motion to declare Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11, 2015, as one-off non-working public holidays in Paraguay on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis in Paraguay.
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  • May
  • 22
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  • Paraguay Mulls Papal Public Holidays

    Honorable Cámara de Diputados del Paraguay (Asunción) - The Paraguayan Senate has approved a motion to declare Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11, 2015, as one-off non-working public holidays in Paraguay on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis in Paraguay.
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  • May
  • 21
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  • Paraguayan June 15 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - The Paraguayan head of presidential decrees, Edgar Rodas, has released a communiqué confirming that the date of the upcoming Día de la Paz del Chaco public holiday would not be moved to Monday, June 15, 2015, as per the terms of the previously-released "Decreto número 2.755".
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  • Mar
  • 20
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  • Paraguay Public Sector Holiday April 1

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - Paraguay's President, Horacio Cartes, has once again decreed a non-working public sector holiday for Wednesday, April 1, 2015, to let Paraguayan civil servants begin their Holy Week non-working public holidays earlier.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Paraguay 2014 Year-End Public Holidays

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - The President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, has signed the "Decreto número 2808" which declares 2 year-end one-off non-working public holidays in Paraguay for the public sector ("para los funcionarios de la administración pública y las entidades descentralizadas").
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  • Dec
  • 18
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  • Paraguay 2015 Public Holidays Finalized

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - The President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, has signed the "Decreto número 2.755" which confirms that in 2015 only one of the annual non-working public holidays of Paraguay, the Battle of Boquerón anniversary, will be moved to adjoin a nearby weekend.
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  • Dec
  • 7
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  • Paraguay 2015 Public Holidays Preview

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - The government of Paraguay has released initial elements of the list of annual official non-working public holidays in Paraguay for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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  • Aug
  • 8
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  • Paraguay Maintains August 15 Public Holiday

    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 Friday, August 15, 2014.
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  • Jun
  • 4
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  • Paraguayan Public Holiday June 16

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - The Paraguayan head of presidential decrees, Edgar Rodas, has released a communique confirming the date of the upcoming Día de la Paz del Chaco public holiday would be moved to Monday, June 16, in 2014 ("la única festiva que será trasladada durante el corriente año será el 12 de Junio próximo").
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Paraguayan May 2014 Public Holidays

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - The Paraguayan head of presidential decrees, Edgar Rodas, has released a communique confirming the dates of the Paraguayan public holidays in May 2014, in particular those whose observance will change again in 2014.
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  • Apr
  • 11
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  • Paraguay Public Sector Holiday April 16

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - Paraguay's President, Horacio Cartes, has decreed a non-working public sector holiday for Wednesday, April 16, 2014, to let Paraguayan civil servants once again begin their Holy Week non-working public holidays earlier.
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  • Mar
  • 27
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  • Paraguayan February 3 Public Holiday Stalled

    Honorable Cámara de Diputados del Paraguay (Asunción) - The Senate of Paraguay has rejected the "Proyecto de Ley "Que modifica el artículo 1º de la ley 1.601/00, Que modifica y amplía la Ley 715/95, que a su vez modifica y amplía la ley 08/90, por la cual se determinan los feriados de la República" which was passed last year by the lower house of Paraguay and which would have declared February 3 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Paraguay.
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  • Jan
  • 22
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  • Paraguayan 2014 February 3 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Honorable Cámara de Diputados del Paraguay (Asunción) - The bill to declare February 3 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Paraguay, under the name "Día de la democracia paraguaya", will mechanically not be passed in time for February 3, 2014.
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  • Jan
  • 10
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  • Paraguay 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - The government of Paraguay has released and confirmed the list of official non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2014.
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2013

  • Oct
  • 11
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  • Paraguayan February 3 Public Holiday Update

    Honorable Cámara de Diputados del Paraguay (Asunción) - Paraguay's lower house of parliament (Cámara de Diputados) has approved last month's bill to add February 3 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Paraguay.
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  • Sep
  • 10
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  • Paraguayan February 3 Public Holiday Bill

    Honorable Cámara de Diputados del Paraguay (Asunción) - Another bill has been introduced in Paraguay's lower house of parliament (Cámara de Diputados) to declare February 3 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Paraguay.
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  • Aug
  • 12
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  • Paraguay August 14 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - The Paraguayan head of presidential decrees has released a communique ruling-out the last-minute declaration of Wednesday, August 14, 2013, the date of the inauguration of President-elect Horacio Cartes, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Paraguay.
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  • Apr
  • 8
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  • Paraguay May and June 2013 Public Holidays

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - The Paraguayan head of presidential decrees, Edgar Rodas, has released a communique confirming the dates of the Paraguayan public holidays in May and June 2013, in particular those whose observance will change in 2013.
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  • Mar
  • 16
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  • Paraguay Public Sector Holiday March 27

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - Paraguay's President, Federico Franco, has decreed a non-working public sector holiday for Wednesday, March 27, 2013, to let Paraguayan civil servants begin their Holy Week non-working public holidays earlier.
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  • Feb
  • 27
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  • Paraguay Public Holiday March 4

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - The government of Paraguay has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming Día de los Héroes public holiday would be observed as a non-working public holiday in Paraguay on Monday, March 4, 2013, instead of its set annual date of March 1st.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Paraguay 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - The government of Paraguay has released and confirmed the list of official non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2013.
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2012

  • Dec
  • 7
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  • Paraguay 2012 Year-End Public Holidays

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - Paraguay's Secretaría Nacional de Turismo (Senatur), Liz Crámer, has announced that Monday, December 24, and Monday, December 31, 2012, had been declared one-off non-working public holidays for the Paraguay public sector ("asueto total para los funcionarios públicos").
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  • Aug
  • 3
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  • Paraguay 2013 Public Holidays Amended

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - Paraguay's president, Federico Franco, has issued an executive decree agreeing to the recent proposal by Paraguay's Senatur, to avail himself of the powers given to the presidency a decade ago, and move some of the 2013 mid-week public holidays to a nearby Monday.
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  • Jul
  • 24
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  • Paraguay Mid-Week Public Holidays Update

    ABC Digital (Asunción) - Paraguay's Secretaría Nacional de Turismo (Senatur), Liz Crámer, has called on the government of Paraguay to follow the legislation that gives it a mandate to move mid-week non-working public holidays to adjoin a nearby weekend.
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  • Apr
  • 12
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  • Paraguay Public Holidays May 14-15

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - The office of Paraguay's Presidency has confirmed that, beginning in 2012, both May 14 and May 15 would be non-working public holidays in Paraguay.
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  • Apr
  • 3
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  • Paraguay Public Sector Holiday April 4

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - Paraguay's President, Fernando Lugo, has decreed a non-working public sector holiday for tomorrow, Wednesday, April 4, 2012, to let civil servants begin their Holy Week earlier.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Paraguay Bank Holiday Friday

    Banco Central del Paraguay (Asunción) - Paraguay's Central Bank (Banco Central del Paraguay) has announced that Friday, December 30, 2011, would be a bank holiday throughout Paraguay.
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  • Dec
  • 19
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  • Paraguay Public Sector Holidays December 23 and 30

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - Paraguay's President, Fernando Lugo, has issued the Decreto 7979 which decrees 2 non-working public sector holidays for Friday, December 23, and Friday, December 30, 2011, to let Paraguay's civil servants begin their Christmas and New Year public holidays earlier.
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  • Nov
  • 30
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  • Paraguay Double May Public Holidays Gazetted

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - Paraguay's President, Fernando Lugo, has finally signed into law the Ley 4531 which declares May 14 as a new additional annual non-working public holiday to commemorate the beginning of Paraguay's independence.
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  • Sep
  • 10
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  • Paraguayan MPs Reject Public Holidays Bill

    Honorable Cámara de Diputados del Paraguay (Asunción) - Paraguay's lower house of parliament (Cámara de Diputados) has rejected, in its second reading, the current public holidays legislation concerning February 3 and May 14.
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  • May
  • 10
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  • Paraguay 3-Day May Public Holidays Official

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - Paraguay's President, Fernando Lugo, has finally signed into law the Ley 4316 which declares May 14 and 16, 2011, as additional one-off public holidays to commemorate the Bicentennial of Paraguay's independence.
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  • May
  • 5
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  • Paraguay's Lower House Approves 3-Day May Public Holidays

    Honorable Cámara de Diputados del Paraguay (Asunción) - Paraguay's lower house of parliament (Cámara de Diputados) has in turn approved a bill declaring May 14 and 16, 2011, as additional bicentennial public holidays in Paraguay.
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Paraguay's Senate Approves 3-Day May Public Holidays

    ABC Digital (Asunción) - Late last night, Paraguay's Senate approved a further modified version of the extended bicentennial public holidays request made earlier this month by the Comisión Nacional del Bicentenario.
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  • Apr
  • 26
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  • Paraguay's Senate Considers 4-Day May Public Holidays

    Ultima Hora (Asunción) - Paraguay's Senate is scheduled to vote Thursday on a modified version of the 4-day bicentennial public holidays request made earlier this month by the Comisión Nacional del Bicentenario.
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  • Apr
  • 18
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  • Paraguay Public Sector Holiday April 20

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - Paraguay's President, Fernando Lugo, has decreed a non-working public sector holiday for Wednesday, April 20, 2011, to let civil servants begin their Holy Week earlier.
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  • Apr
  • 16
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  • Paraguay Declares April 19 Public Holiday

    La Nación (Asunción) - Paraguayan President, Fernando Lugo, has issued a decree declaring a one-off non-working public holiday on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, to coincide with the current anti-Dengue drive ("jornada nacional de lucha contra el dengue").
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  • Apr
  • 13
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  • Paraguay Moving Towards 4-Day May Public Holidays

    ABC Digital (Asunción) - The Executive Council of Paraguay's Comisión Nacional del Bicentenario has announced that it had finally voted for a 4-day public holidays to commemorate the upcoming bicentennial of Paraguay's independence.
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  • Mar
  • 11
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  • Paraguay Considering Extra May Public Holiday

    Ultima Hora (Asunción) - The Government of Paraguay has announced that it is considering declaring either Friday, May 13, or Monday, May 16, 2011, as one-off public holidays to coincide with Paraguay's independence bicentennial.
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  • Jan
  • 29
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  • Paraguay Lawmakers Approve 2 New Public Holidays

    Nuevo Diario Digital de Paraguay (Asunción) - Paraguay's lower house of parliament (Cámara de Diputados) has approved a bill that would declare February 3 and May 14 as two new annual public holidays.
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  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Paraguay May 14 Public Holiday Update

    Portal Paraguayo de Noticias (PPN) - A committee of historians, headed by Paraguay's Minister of Culture, Ticio Escobar, has called on Paraguay's President to support the Senate bill which would change the date of the May 15, Independence Day, public holiday to May 14th.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 23
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  • Paraguay Declares Year-End Public Sector Holidays

    Portal Paraguayo de Noticias (PPN) - Paraguayan President, Fernando Lugo, has issued a decree declaring 2 year-end public sector holidays, on Friday, December 24, and Friday, December 31, 2010.
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  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Paraguay Considering May 14 Public Holiday

    Portal Paraguayo de Noticias (PPN) - A bill that would restore May 14 as an annual national public holiday in Paraguay, was approved at the last ordinary session of the Paraguayan Senate.
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  • Dec
  • 7
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  • Paraguay Declares This Afternoon A Public Holiday

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - Earlier this morning, Paraguay's president, Fernando Lugo, signed executive decree 5.577 making the afternoon of Tuesday, December 7, 2010, today, another one-off public sector holiday, beginning at 11:00, local time.
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  • Sep
  • 23
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  • Paraguay Legislature Wants To Move Mid-Week Public Holidays

    Ultima Hora (Asunción) - The Paraguayan Chamber of Deputies has passed a resolution exhorting the President of Paraguay to use Law 1723 to move mid-week public holidays to the following Monday.
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  • Jun
  • 28
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  • Paraguay Declares June 29 Public Holiday

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - Paraguay's president, Fernando Lugo, has signed executive decree 4.633 declaring the afternoon of Tuesday, June 29, 2010, tomorrow, a one-off public sector holiday, beginning at 13:00, local time.
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  • Jun
  • 11
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  • Paraguay Declares June 14 Public Holiday

    Terra (Asunción) - The president of Paraguay, Fernando Lugo, has declared a one-off public holiday on Monday, June 14, 2010, to coincide with the Paraguay-Italy game of the current World Cup.
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  • May
  • 13
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  • Paraguay Declares May 14 Regional Public Holiday

    Municipalidad de Ciudad del Este (Alto Paraná) - The Municipality of Ciudad del Este, published Resolución N° 6134/2010 which declares tomorrow, Friday, May 14, 2010, a departmental public holiday (asueto distrital) on account of this year's annual, May 15, Día de la Independencia public holiday, which falls on a Saturday, in 2010.
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  • Mar
  • 30
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  • Paraguay Declares Half-Day Public Holiday

    Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) - Paraguay's president, Fernando Lugo, has signed executive decree 4.135 declaring the afternoon of Wednesday, March 31, 2010, tomorrow, a one-off public sector holiday, beginning at 11:00, local time.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 23
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  • Paraguay Declares Year-End Public Sector Holidays

    Última Hora (Asunción) - Paraguay's president, Fernando Lugo, has signed Decreto Presidencial Nº 3.693, which declares public sector holidays for the afternoon of Thursday, December 24, and Thursday, December 31, 2009, starting at 11:00.
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  • Dec
  • 7
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  • Paraguay Declares Half-Day Public Sector Holiday

    Portal Paraguayo de Noticias (PPN) - Overnight, Paraguay's president, Fernando Lugo, signed executive decree 3.573 making the afternoon of Monday, December 7, 2009, today, a one-off public sector holiday, beginning at 12:00, local time.
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  • Sep
  • 10
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  • Paraguay Declares September 10 Public Holiday

    Ultima Hora (Asuncion) - Late last night, local time, Paraguay's President, Fernando Lugo, issued executive decree 2887 making Thursday, September 10, 2009, a public sector holiday to celebrate Paraguay's football team's qualification for the 2010 World Cup.
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  • Sep
  • 9
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  • Paraguay Declares Half-Day Public Holiday Today

    Ultima Hora (Asuncion) - A noon, local time, Paraguay's President, Fernando Lugo, issued executive decree 2886 making today, Wednesday, September 9, 2009, a public sector holiday, from 15:00 (3 pm) onward.
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  • Jul
  • 31
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  • Paraguay Declares August 1st Commemorative Day

    Ultima Hora (Asuncion) - A presidential decree has been issued which, from this year onward, makes August 1st the commemorative day of "Día de la Solidaridad y Memoria".
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  • Apr
  • 6
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  • Paraguay Declares April 8 Half-Day Public Sector Holiday

    La Nación (Asunción) - Paraguay's President, Fernando Lugo, has issued executive decree Nº 1.775 making Wednesday, April 8, 2009, a public sector holiday to allow Paraguay's public sector to begin the Semana Santa (Holy Week) public holidays one half-day before the rest of the country.
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  • Mar
  • 22
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  • Paraguay To Vote On September 15 Public Holiday

    Ultima Hora (Asunción) - Paraguay's Parliament is to vote on a draft bill, presented by deputy, Ramona Mendoza, which would create a new annual public holiday, Día de la Democracia, on September 15.
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  • Jan
  • 19
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  • Paraguay Could Restore San Blas Public Holiday

    ABC Digital (Asunción) - Once again, Paraguay's religious and civil organizations are asking the government to restore as a full annual public holiday, the date of February 3, San Blas, the patron saint of Paraguay.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 23
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  • Paraguay Declares 2 Additional Bank Holidays

    La Nación (Asunción) - Paraguay's banking association, the Asociación de Bancos del Paraguay (ABP), has announced that, in addition to the usual December 31 bank holiday closing, this year banks in Paraguay would close at noon on both Wednesday December 24, and Tuesday December 30, 2008
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  • Jul
  • 26
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  • Paraguay Pressured To Apply 2001 Law On Mid-Week Public Holidays

    ABC (Asunción) - Arguing that mid-week closures of businesses hurt productivity, the leader of Paraguay's leading trade association, the Federación de la Producción, la Industria y el Comercio (Feprinco), Max Haber, has indicated that he will soon meet with the government to petition it to start using its discretionary powers to move mid-week public holidays to the following Monday.
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2007

  • Jun
  • 16
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  • Paraguay General Elections Scheduled For April 2008

    Mercopress - Paraguay will be going to the polls on April 20, 2008.
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  • Mar
  • 1
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  • Paraguay Decides To Keep March 1st Public Holiday On Fixed Date

    Portal Paraguayo de Noticias - Heroes' Day (Día de los Héroes) will be celebrated on Thursday March 1st, this year, as the executive branch has decided, in this case, not to use to powers it has to move most public holidays to the next Monday.
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  • Jan
  • 26
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  • Paraguay Declares January 29 Public Holiday

    La Nación - The Public Health Minister, Oscar Martínez, announced today that the executive branch would release a decree mandating a national day off on Monday January 29, akin to a public holiday for business purposes, in view of the recently increased risk of dengue fever.
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2006

  • Feb
  • 4
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  • Paraguay Pressed To Restore February 3 Public Holiday

    ABC Digital (Asunción) - Once again, religious leaders have called for the restoration of February 3 (San Blas) as a public holiday.
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2005

  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Paraguay Announces Year-End Bank Holiday

    ABC Digital (Asuncion) - Paraguay's Central Bank (Banco Central del Paraguay, BCP) has announced that Friday, December 30, 2005, would be a bank holiday corresponding to the end of the year closing of accounts.
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2004

  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Paraguay Maintains Date Of September 29 Public Holiday

    Presidencia de la República - The President of Paraguay, Nicanor Duarte Frutos, has issued Decree 3390/04 (Por el cual se dispone que el feriado del 29 de setiembre del corriente año se mantendrá el día recaído) by which he announces that he will not move the upcoming September 29 public holiday from Wednesday to a nearby Monday, as the law permits him to.
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2003

  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Paraguay Keeps Labour Day Public Holiday On Fixed Date

    Ministerio del Interior - The President of Paraguay has issued Decree 20.973/03 by which he announces that he will not move the upcoming May 1st public holiday from Thursday, May 1, 2003, to Monday, May 5, 2003, as the law permits him to do (el Poder Ejecutivo no hará uso de la facultad conferídale).
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2001

  • Jun
  • 29
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  • Paraguay Law To Move Mid-Week Public Holidays

    Cámara de Diputados - Paraguay's Lower House has passed law 1723/01 (Que Autoriza Al Poder Ejecutivo A Trasladar Los Feriados Nacionales Al Dia Lunes) which gives the President the authority to move certain public holidays to a nearby Monday.
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2000

  • Sep
  • 28
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  • Paraguay Makes September 29 An Annual Public Holiday

    Paraguay Registro Oficial - Paraguay's Lower House approved, in extremis, the Senate bill (Law 1601/00) that makes September 29 (Battle of Boquerón Day) an annual public holiday, starting in 2000.
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See also: Paraguay bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Paraguay)