Source:Ministerio del Interior (República Argentina)
Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Jorge Capitanich, the Chief of Cabinet of Argentina's President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has released the Decreto 2111/2013, declaring once again 4, year-end, public holidays for Argentina's public sector, in addition to the previously-announced 2013 and 2014 official public holidays in Argentina.
As per the aforementioned Decreto 2111/2013, the Government of Argentina has declared Tuesday, December 24, Wednesday, December 26 and Tuesday, December 31, 2013, as well as Thursday, January 2, 2014, as non-working public holidays for Argentina's public sector, in addition to the 2013 and 2014 official public holidays already announced (2013-10-16 and 2012-11-12).
Minister Randazzo stressed that these 4 additional non-working public holidays did not apply to the banking sector ("no incluye al personal del sistema financiero y bancario").
This declaration of a series of year-end public sector holidays, is a relatively frequent occurrence (2011-12-16, 2011-12-14, 2010-12-11, 2009-12-22, 2008-12-10 and 2007-12-05) in Argentina, and while it usually does not affect banks and financial markets, these already have the afternoon off on both December 24 and 31, on an annual basis.
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