Posted on Monday, May 2, 2011
The Uruguayan Chamber of Deputies has confirmed that the upcoming Battle of Las Piedras public holiday would be held on its fixed date in 2011.
Late last year (2010-10-21), Uruguay's Executive sent a bill to the Uruguayan Parliament to exclude the May 18 public holiday, in 2011, from the current rules that move mid-week public holidays, as it corresponds to the bicentennial of the battle of Las Piedras.
Normally, in 2011, the Battle of Las Piedras, May 18, public holiday would have been observed on Monday, May 16, 2011.
Links and References
Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Uruguay Confirms May 18 Public Holiday" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.