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Uruguay Senate Approves May 18 Public Holiday
(Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011)

Source: Cámara de Senadores de la República Oriental del Uruguay (Montevideo)

The Uruguayan Senate has approved the Ley Nº 18.748 de 11/05/011 which makes a one-off amendment of the Ley Nº 16.085 which would not move this year's May 18 public holiday to the nearest Monday.

Late last year (21-Oct-2010), 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.

Earlier this month (02-May-2011), the Uruguayan Chamber of Deputies approved the amendment that the upcoming Battle of Las Piedras public holiday would be held on its fixed date in 2011.

What remains is for the Uruguayan President to sign the bill into law.

Note that, technically, as is the case for over half of Uruguay's public holidays, Wednesday, May 18, 2011, will be a working public holiday ("El feriado del miércoles 18 de Mayo no será corrido y será laborable") meaning that, officially, only the public sector will benefit from it.

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Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (May 2011)
Uruguay 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Uruguay 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Uruguay 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Uruguay 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
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• 2016-12-05: Uruguayan 2017 Public Holidays Announced
• 2016-01-04: Uruguayan 2016 Public Holidays Announced
• 2015-01-10: Uruguayan 2015 Public Holidays Announced
• 2014-01-06: Uruguayan 2014 Public Holidays Announced
• 2012-12-05: Uruguayan 2013 Public Holidays Announced
• 2011-12-15: Uruguayan 2012 Public Holidays Announced
• 2011-05-02: Uruguay Confirms May 18 Public Holiday
• 2010-10-21: Uruguay To Change May 2011 Public Holiday

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