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Paraguay 2014 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción)
Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014
Updated: Monday, October 28, 2019

The government of Paraguay has released and confirmed the list of official non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2014.

The aforementioned announcement, once again (2013-01-02) confirms the major changes to Paraguay public holidays of last year (2012-08-03), when Paraguay's president, Federico Franco, issued an executive decree agreeing to the proposal by Paraguay's Senatur, to avail himself of the powers given to the presidency a decade ago, and move some of the 2013 mid-week public holidays to a nearby Monday.

The Decreto presidencial N° 9393 finally implemented the Ley 1723 del 29 de junio de 2001 (Que Autoriza Al Poder Ejecutivo A Trasladar Los Feriados Nacionales Al Dia Lunes) which gives the president of Paraguay the authority to move any, or all, mid-week public holidays to a nearby Monday (except New Year, Independence Day, día de La Virgen de Caacupé, and Maundy Thursday and Good Friday).

Despite its passage over a decade ago (2001-06-29), and regular calls for the executive to avail itself of its prerogative (2010-09-23 and 2008-07-26), the provisions of law 1723/01 have rarely been used. However, last summer (2012-07-24), a renewed call to action by Paraguay's Secretaría Nacional de Turismo (Senatur), Liz Crámer, seems to have finally prodded the executive into action.

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