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Argentina January 31 Public Holiday Gazetted

Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2013


The bill to declare a one-off non-working public holiday in Argentina on Monday, January 31, 2013, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the initial meeting of the Argentine Contituting Assembly (conmemoración del bicentenario de la Asamblea General Constituyente de 1813), recently approved by Argentina's lower house of Congress (Cámara de Diputados) and Argentina's Senate, has now been officially gazetted (Ley Nº 26.840).

The single-article law ("Establécese por única vez feriado nacional el día 31 de enero de 2013 en todo el territorio de la Nación, en conmemoración del bicentenario de la Asamblea General Constituyente de 1813") declaring a one-off non-working public holiday in Argentina on January 31, 2013, 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 approved by both houses of congress, last month (2012-12-20 and 2012-12-14).

That bill had originally surfaced as 2 separate bills, one last spring (2012-04-01) declaring February 20, 2013, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Argentina to commemorate the "Día de la Batalla de Salta", augmented earlier this month (2012-11-04), by 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.

Note that another bill that declares a one-off non-working public holiday in Argentina on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, was gazetted earlier this month (2013-01-09).


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