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Peru ASPA Public Holidays Gazetted

Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima)
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2012


The government of Peru has issued and gazetted the Decreto Supremo 100-2012-PCM which clarifies the extent of the observance of the recently-announced October 1 and 2, 2012, one-off public holidays, declared on account of the upcoming ASPA Summit (Cumbre de Jefes de Estado y de Gobierno de América del Sur y Países Árabes).

In mid-September (2012-09-14), following a request by Peru's Ministry of Exports and Tourism (MINCETUR), the Peruvian Chief of Cabinet, Juan Jiménez Mayor, announced that Monday and Tuesday, October 1 and 2, 2012, had been declared as one-off public holidays, on account of the upcoming ASPA Summit (Cumbre de Jefes de Estado y de Gobierno de América del Sur y Países Árabes).

As per that announcement, and a later clarification (2012-09-17), these public holidays will apply to the Peruvian capital, Lima, and the Province of Callao (where the Lima International Airport, and Peru's main harbor are), for both the public sector and the private sector, although they will need to be later compensated (ie. they are non working days, "serán no laborables", but not additional paid public holidays).

These ASPA public holidays mirror the 2008 announcement (2008-02-07,), whereby the government of Peru, through the Decretos Supremos 008, and 009-2008-PCM, had declared May 15-17 and November 20-22, 2008, as public holidays in those same regions, on account of the EU/Latin America/Caribbean and APEC summits, respectively.

A similar holiday was declared in the greater Sydney area on the occasion of the 2007 APEC meeting in Australia (2006-09-12), and Chile declared a municipal holiday on Friday, November 19, 2004, in Chile's capital, Santiago, to coincide with that year's APEC Summit (2004-10-28).


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