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Paraguay Considering May 14 Public Holiday

Source: Portal Paraguayo de Noticias (PPN)
Posted: Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Most recent follow-up news item: March 27, 2014

A bill that would restore May 14 as an annual national public holiday in Paraguay, was approved at the last ordinary session of the Paraguayan Senate.

The aforementioned bill now goes to the lower house (Cámara de Diputados) for debate.

Earlier this year (2010-05-13), the Municipality of Ciudad del Este declared Friday, May 14, 2010, as a departmental public holiday (asueto distrital) on account of this year's annual, May 15, Día de la Independencia public holiday.

The aforementioned bill would also restore the February 3, San Blas (patron saint of Paraguay) public holiday, as had been often requested (2009-01-19 and 2006-02-04), since the San Blas public holiday was dropped from the list of official public holidays in Paraguay in 1995.

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