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Paraguayan February 3 Public Holiday Bill

Source: Honorable Cámara de Diputados del Paraguay (Asunción)
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Most recent follow-up news item: March 27, 2014


Another bill has been introduced in Paraguay's lower house of parliament (Cámara de Diputados) to declare February 3 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Paraguay.

A similar bill (2010-12-21), had been approved in its first reading (2011-01-29), and would have restored the February 3, San Blas (patron saint of Paraguay) public holiday which was dropped from the list of official public holidays in Paraguay in 1995. However that bill was eventually rejected by Paraguay's lower house of parliament (Cámara de Diputados), in its second reading (2011-09-10).

Note that the bill currently under consideration ("Proyecto de Ley Que modifica el artículo 1º de la ley 1.601/00, Que modifica y amplía la Ley 715/95, que a su vez modifica y amplía la ley 08/90, por la cual se determinan los feriados de la República"), while it would also declare February 3 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Paraguay, it would do so under the name "Día de la democracia paraguaya" to mark the anniversary of the departure of former president Stroessner.



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