Source:Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Posted: Sunday, July 6, 2014
Most recent follow-up news item: June 5, 2015
Argentina's Lower House (Cámara de Diputados) has passed the bill introduced by Kirchnerite deputy Julio Solanas, which would declare another one-off commemorative non-working public holiday on June 29, 2015, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the declaration of independence from foreign control.
A few weeks ago (2014-05-20), we had reported that he commission in charge of examining bills proposing new public holidays in Argentina (comisión de Cultura de la Cámara de Diputados) is examining a bill that would declare yet another one-off commemorative non-working public holiday on June 29, 2015, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the declaration of independence from foreign control ("200 años de la primera Declaración Independentista de la dominación extranjera").
The bill now moves to the Senate for approval before an almost certain signature by President Kirchner (if the bill passes the Senate).
Such commemorative, one-off ("sólo sería feriado en el año XXXX en forma excepcional") non-working public holidays have become common in recent years.
All the above came to pass, despite a bill introduced in Argentina's lower house of Congress by MP Enrique Thomas which would limit the number of national non-working public holidays in Argentina to 15 in any given year (2012-03-26).
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