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El Salvador May 22-23 Public Holidays Update

Source: Presidencia de la República de El Salvador (San Salvador)
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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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