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El Salvador Restores January 16 Public Holiday

Source: Diario Oficial (San Salvador)
Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2006


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.

January 16 had been declared a one-off public holiday by the Decreto Legislativo No. 139 (January 10, 1992, published in the Diario Oficial No. 7, Tomo No. 314), then as an annual public holiday by the Decreto Legislativo 685 (October 20, 1993, published in the Diario Oficial No. 223, Tomo 321).

However, its status was changed to that of an unpaid holiday in 1995 (1996-04-27) meaning that most people had to work on that day and that, 10 years later, it was a normal working day for all intents and purposes.

The current bill does keep the commemorative annual element (Declárase Día de Fiesta Nacional el 16 de enero de cada año) but makes an exception for 2007 (en el día que se conmemorarán los 15 años de la firma de los acuerdos de Paz) for both the public and private sectors (Los empleados públicos, municipales y privados).



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