Source:Honorable Cámara de Diputados de la Nación Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Posted: Friday, December 14, 2012
Most recent follow-up news item: July 27, 2018
Argentina's lower house of Congress (Cámara de Diputados) has been convoked for an extraordinary session, during which it is to vote on pending legislation that would declare a one-off non-working public holiday in Argentina on January 31, 2013.
Last month (2012-11-04), a bill to declare a one-off non-working public holiday in Argentina on Thursday, January 31, 2012, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the initial meeting of the Argentine Contituting Assembly (conmemoración del bicentenario de la Asamblea General Constituyente de 1813), was added to a pending bill (2012-04-01) to declare February 20, 2013, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Argentina to commemorate the "Día de la Batalla de Salta".
At that time, we remarked that, considering that the year 2012 already saw the declaration of 2 additional one-off non-working public holidays in Argentina (2012-09-11 and 2011-12-23), it seemed unlikely that the aforementioned bill to declare one-off non-working public holidays in Argentina on January 31 and February 20, 2013, will pass.
However, late last month (2012-11-30), we were proved wrong (partially, for now) as Argentina's Senate approved into law the bill to declare a one-off non-working public holiday in Argentina on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. So all bets are off concerning the proposed one-off public holiday on January 31, 2013.
Links and References
Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Argentina January 31 Public Holiday Update" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.