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Argentina Bill To Cap Public Holidays

Source: Parlamentario (Buenos Aires)
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2012
Most recent follow-up news item: April 21, 2022

A bill (proyecto de ley) has been introduce in Argentina's lower house of Congress by MP Enrique Thomas which would limit the number of national non-working public holidays in Argentina to 15 in any given year.

The aforementioned bill was drafted with wording ("días no laborales nacionales inamovibles, trasladables, puentes turísticos, excepcionales o especiales") designed to cover all the various guises under which additional public holidays have been declared in recent years in Argentina (2011-12-23, 2011-12-14, 2010-12-11, 2010-11-04, 2010-11-03, 2010-05-04, 2010-01-17, 2009-12-22, 2008-12-18, 2008-12-10, 2008-10-01).

The law, if passed, would take effect on January 1, 2013.

Apparently the impetus for this bill was the recent failed attempts (2012-03-22 and 2012-03-16) to declare the entire week before Easter (Semana Santa) as non-working public holidays in Argentina.

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