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Bolivian Public Holidays January 22-23

Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz)
Posted on Thursday, January 5, 2012


Bolivia's Departmental Secretary of Labour, has announced that Monday, January 23, 2012, had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Bolivia, due to the January 22 annual public holiday falling on a Sunday in the calendar year 2012.

Two years ago (2010-01-20), January 22, was declared a one-off public holiday, the "Día de la Fundación del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia", to coincide with Juan Evo Morales Ayma's second inauguration as President of Bolivia.

Then, last year (2011-01-13), the January 22 public holiday was confirmed as an annual non-working public holiday for both the private and public sectors, nationwide ("se declaró feriado nacional con la suspensión de actividades públicas y privadas de todo el territorio nacional").

As was done recently (2011-12-21) the aforementioned announcement makes a blanket statement about the declaration of day in lieu public holidays ("La Ley General del Trabajo es bien clara y dice que todos los feriados que caigan en día domingo automáticamente se recorre al primer día hábil de la semana, que en este caso es el lunes"), despite the fact that the actual text of the law is much more nuanced.


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