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Argentina Declares November 22 Public Holiday

Source: Ministerio del Interior (Buenos Aires)
Posted: Thursday, November 4, 2010
Most recent follow-up news item: March 26, 2012

Argentina's Interior Minister, Florencio Randazzo, has announced that the new schedule of national non-working public holidays, set through yesterday's Presidential Decrees, "is immediately applicable" (el cronograma es de implementación inmediata) meaning that Monday, November 22, 2010, will be a public holiday (por lo tanto el 22 de noviembre será feriado nacional).

The aforementioned announcement follows yesterday's publication of Decrees 1584 and 1585 in the Boletín Oficial de la República (2010-11-03). These decrees, among other things, established a new annual public holiday on November 20, the Día de la Soberanía Nacional.

Confusion arose because the original bill (2010-09-13) implemented by these decrees, specified that the proposed changes were to take effect beginning in 2011, while yesterday's Decree 1584 clearly specifies, in its Article 9, that the new list of public holidays takes effect immediately (La presente medida entrará en vigencia a partir del día de su publicación en el Boletín Oficial).

One of the merits of Decree 1584 is that it regroups all the rules related to official public holidays in Argentina into one document (plus a decree, every 3 years, stipulating "tourism holidays") and as such abrogates the myriad of laws that previously regulated public holidays in Argentina (laws 21.329, 22.655, 23.555, 24.023, 24.360, 24.445, 24.571, 24.757, 25.151, 25.370, 26.085, 26.089, 26.110 and 26.416, as well as the decrees 7112/17 and 7786/64. Art. 10).

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