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Bolivia Considering June 21 Public Holiday

Source: La Razón (La Paz)
Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Government of Bolivia is reported to be considering declaring June 21, the indigenous new year, an annual public holiday.

It is likely that in compensation, the Corpus Christi public holiday would be canceled beginning in 2010 (2009-06-09), a change proposed by the MAS ruling party a few years ago (2006-07-26).

A bill to create a new annual public holiday, on June 21, to mark the Indigenous People's New Year, was introduced 2 years ago in the Bolivian legislative assembly (2007-06-04).

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