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Bolivia Confirms June 21 and 23 Public Holidays
(Posted on Monday, June 6, 2011)

Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz)

Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has announced that the relatively new, June 21, public holiday would be a nationwide public holiday, for both the public and private sectors, and not only in the western part of the country.

The Minister went on to confirm that, June 23, the date of Corpus Cristi in 2011, would also be a non-working public holiday as a Catholic custom ("porque es una cuestión de costumbre heredada de la religión católica").

The June 21, "Solsticio de Invierno o Año Nuevo Andino", public holiday was decreed 2 years ago (18-Jun-2009) by Bolivia's cabinet which passed the Decreto Supremo Nº 173 declaring that the Indigenous New Year, on June 21, would henceforth be an annual public holiday in Bolivia.

For its part, Corpus Cristi has been rumored to be on the way out in the past (08-Apr-2009 and 06-Jun-2007), but keeps on being reaffirmed every year (09-Jun-2009 and 29-Jan-2010).

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