Source:Portal Paraguayo de Noticias (PPN)
Posted: Friday, December 4, 2015 Updated: Sunday, December 2, 2018
Paraguay's president, Horacio Cartes, had signed executive decree No.4506 making the afternoon of Monday, December 7, 2015, once again a one-off public sector holiday in Paraguay, beginning at 12:00, noon, local time.
This decree, which applies to "la administración pública y las entidades descentralizadas", and is in addition to the list of annual non-working public holidays in Paraguay as announced late last year (2014-12-18), follows similar half-day public sector holidays declared on various occasions, in the past (2009-09-09 and 2009-04-06), and precedes the December 8 annual nationwide public holiday in Paraguay for the Virgen de Caacupé (2014-12-18).
Six years ago (2009-12-07), under similar circumstances, Paraguay's president, Fernando Lugo, had signed executive decree 3.573 making the afternoon of Monday, December 7, 2009, also one-off public sector holiday, beginning at 12:00, noon, local time.
As an aside, Nicaragua's Ministerio del Trabajo (Mitrab) also declared a public sector holiday for the entire day of Monday, December 7, 2015, earlier this week (2015-12-02), as it had also done in similar circumstances for the afternoon of Monday, December 7, 2009, last month (2009-11-21).
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