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Initial comments from members of El Salvador's newly installed legislature tend to indicate widespread support for the proposed declaration of May 22-23, 2015, as one-off non-working public holidays in El Salvador, on account of the upcoming beatification of Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero.
Last week (2015-05-10), the spokesperson for the President of El Salvador (Secretario de Comunicaciones de la Presidencia), Eugenio Chicas, had announced that the decision as to whether to declare May 22-23, 2015, as one-off non-working public holidays in El Salvador, would be made, once the National Assembly was back in session.
Currently, the contemplated May 22-23 one-off non-working public holidays in El Salvador would apply to both the private and public sector, but, contrary to the previous one-off public holiday in El Salvador (2015-03-12), only in the greater San Salvador metro area ("El asueto sería para empleados públicos y privados únicamente de el gran San Salvador"), or more precisely, the Área Metropolitana de San Salvador (AMSS).
Recall that, five years ago (2010-03-26), El Salvador's Legislative Assembly had declared March 24 as Monsignor Romero National Day, a commemorative holiday, to mark the anniversary of the 1980 assassination of liberation theologian, Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero.
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