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Venezuelan Public Holidays Changes Confirmed

Source: Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias (Caracas)
Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012


The government of Venezuela has announced that the recently-announced amendments to the Venezuelan legislation governing non-working public holidays would be signed by President Hugo Chávez on May 1st, 2012, and will then take effect on May 1st, 2013.

The aforementioned announcement refers to the bill (proyecto de la Ley del Proceso Social del Trabajo) introduced by the government of Venezuela last month (2012-02-06) and which will replace the current legislation related to non-working public holidays in Venezuela.

As per Article 366 of the aforementioned bill, the list of official annual non-working public holidays in Venezuela will increase by 5 day: Carnival Monday, Carnival Tuesday, Holy Wednesday, December 24, and December 31.

These changes will bring the general public holidays in Venezuela closer to the list of Venezuelan bank holidays, which are set independently (2011-08-06, 2010-12-05, 2009-12-10).


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