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Paraguayan MPs Reject Public Holidays Bill

Source: Honorable Cámara de Diputados del Paraguay (Asunción)
Posted: Saturday, September 10, 2011
Most recent follow-up news item: March 27, 2014

Paraguay's lower house of parliament (Cámara de Diputados) has rejected, in its second reading, the current public holidays legislation concerning February 3 and May 14.

The aforementioned bill (2010-12-21), which was approved in its first reading (2011-01-29), would have restored 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. It would also declare May 14 as an annual public holiday, considering that May 14 is the true historical date of the Independence of Paraguay.

Note that May 14, 2011, was declared a non-working public holiday in Paraguay (2011-05-10), but this was a one-off event (Ley 4316) which declared May 14 and 16, 2011, as additional one-off public holidays to commemorate the Bicentennial of Paraguay's independence.

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