Argentina Passes Law Moving October 12 Public Holiday
Source:Diario el Litoral Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Most recent follow-up news item: March 26, 2012
Argentina's parliament voted today to make the October 12 public holiday henceforth move to the following Monday, if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday.
The law, whose vote was announced last week (2008-09-27) still needs to be signed into law by president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. However, considering that the impetus for this bill came from her (2008-08-22) it is a virtual certainty that she will sign this bill into law, in time for this year's Día de la Raza public holiday.
In 2002, a one-off public holiday had been declared on Monday, October 14, 2002, in compensation of the fact that, that year, the October 12 annual public holiday fell on a Saturday (2002-09-30).
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