Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES)
The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, has announced that Monday, January 2, 2012, would be a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Ecuador.
As per the aforementioned statement made during the TV show "Palabra Suelta", President Correa decided to declare Monday, January 2, 2012, a one-off non-working public holiday to compensate the fact that this year the last 2 public holidays fall on Sundays ("Vamos a declarar el lunes 2 de enero asueto para que haya un pequeño puente vacacional").
Last year (22-Dec-2010), the government of Ecuadordeclared Friday, December 31, 2010, as a one-off public holiday throughout Ecuador via the "Decreto Ejecutivo No. 597, de fecha 22 de diciembre de 2010" which stipulated that this additional public holiday was to be compensated by both the private sector and the public sector having to work on Saturday, January 8, 2011 ("Las instituciones públicas y privadas recuperarán este feriado, el día 8 de enero").
The year before that (22-Dec-2009), no year-end additional non-working public holidays were declared, contrary to previous years (29-Nov-2008 and 09-Dec-2007).
An decree officializing the declaration of Monday, January 2, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Ecuador is expected in the coming days.
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