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Bolivia Mulls Papal Public Holidays

Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz)
Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015

Bolivia's Minister of Labour, José Gonzalo Trigoso, has announced that no decision had yet been made as to the declaration of one or more non-working public holidays in Bolivia, on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis.

Pope Francis will be in Bolivia July 8-9-10, 2015.

As per the aforementioned communiqué, "[Declarar]como feriado no creo, pero es una opinión personal. Supongo que esto se va a definir todavía a otro nivel y en otro momento. El tema no se ha tocado.".

Recall that, late last year, the Bolivian Government declared a one-off public holiday in Bolivia on account of the passage of the Dakar Rally, only to cancel it a couple of weeks later (2014-12-13, 2015-01-01, 2015-01-07 and 2015-01-08).

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