Argentina Declares Year-End Public Sector Holidays
Source:Puntal (Buenos Aires)
Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2019
Argentina's Minister of the Interior, Florencio Randazzo, announced that President Cristina Fernández had signed decree 2095 declaring Friday, December 26, 2008, and Friday, January 2, 2009, as one-off non-working bridge public holidays for the public sector (asueto administrativo para los empleados estatales).
The decree also extends the usual half-day public sector holidays of December 24 and 31 to a full day in 2008.
Article 3 of the aforementioned decree does specify that these 2 bridge public holidays will not apply to banks and financial institutions.
This declaration of December 26 and January 2 as one-off public holidays, follows earlier announcements by Nicaragua (2008-12-05) and Costa Rica (2008-11-28), who declared the entire period from Christmas to the New Year as public holidays for their respective private sectors.
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