homeworldwide public holidaysnews and updatesargentina > this page

Argentina Adds New March 24 Public Holiday

Source: Clarin (Buenos Aires)
Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Most recent follow-up news item: August 12, 2007

Under a special expedited procedure (trámite ultraveloz) both houses of Argentina's Congress are expected to approve the creation of a new, annual, March 24, public holiday.

The new public holiday, requested by Argentina's president, Néstor Kirchner, marks, this year, the 30th anniversary of the 1976 military coup. Observed as the "Día Nacional por la Memoria, la Verdad y la Justicia" working day commemorative date, since 2002, its conversion to an annual non-working public holiday would not be accompanied by the usual change of date that occur for other public holidays, depending on the day of the week when they fall (este feriado no será movible).

Links and References

Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Argentina Adds New March 24 Public Holiday" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.