Source:Ministerio del Interior (República Argentina)
Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Jorge Capitanich, the Chief of Cabinet of Argentina's President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has released the Decreto 2458/2014, declaring once again three, year-end, public holidays for Argentina's public sector, in addition to the previously-announced 2014 and 2015 official public holidays in Argentina.
As per the aforementioned Decreto 2458/2014, the Government of Argentina has declared Wednesday, December 24, Wednesday, December 31, 2014, as well as Friday, January 2, 2015, as non-working public holidays for Argentina's public sector ("Otórgase asueto al personal de la ADMINISTRACIÓN PÚBLICA NACIONAL los días 24 y 31 de diciembre de 2014 y el día 2 de enero de 2015"), in addition to the 2014 and 2015 official public holidays already announced (2014-01-29 and 2013-10-16).
Note that, as per the list of 2014 annual official list of non-working public holidays in Argentina for the calendar year 2014 ("Feriados Nacionales y Puentes Turísticos 2014"), released by Argentina's Ministry of the Interior (2013-10-16), Friday, December 26, 2014, is already a nationwide non-working public holiday throughout Argentina.
As was the case in last year's (2013-12-17) similar Decreto 2111/2013, the aforementioned decree stresses that these 3 additional non-working public holidays do not apply to the banking sector (Aclárase que la presente medida no alcanza a las instituciones bancarias y entidades financieras).
This declaration of a series of year-end public sector holidays, is a relatively frequent occurrence (2013-12-17, 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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