Source:Câmara Municipal do Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro)
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2013
The municipal council of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro (Cámara de Concejales de Río de Janeiro), has approved by a vote of 33 to 5 the earlier-announced plans to declare 4, one-off, non-working public holidays in July 2013, to alleviate traffic congestion during the upcoming visit of Pope Francis and the Jornada Mundial de la Juventud (JMJ).
The municipal council of Rio de Janeiro had first announced plans to declare 4, one-off, non-working public holidays in July 2013, last month (2013-05-19).
As per the aforementioned announcement by majority leader, Luiz Antônio Guaraná, July 25 and 26 will be full-day be official non-working public holidays in Río de Janeiro, while July 23 and 29, 2013, will be declared partial municipal public holidays, as was the case last year (2012-05-18) when Wednesday to Friday, June 20-22, 2012, were declared as municipal non-working public holidays on account of the Rio+20 Summit.
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