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Bolivian May 2 Public Holiday Confirmed

Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz)
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2016


Bolivia's Ministry of Labour ("Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social"), in its Comunicado 24/2016 has finally confirmed that the Government of Bolivia had declared Monday, May 2, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Bolivia, due to the annual, May 1, non-working public holiday of Bolivia falling on a Sunday in 2016 ("Se traslada al lunes 2 de mayo, con suspensión de actividades tanto públicas como privadas en todo el territorio del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia").

Earlier this month (2016-04-14), we had reported that sources in Bolivia's Minister of Labour had indicated that the Government of Bolivia was planning to declare of Monday, May 2, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Bolivia, due to the upcoming annual, May 1st, non-working public holiday of Bolivia falling on a Sunday in 2016 ("hasta la próxima semana se emitirá un comunicado en el que se instruirá que el feriado por el 1 de mayo recorrerá al lunes").

The annual, May 1st, non-working public holiday of Bolivia has often been the source of an additional day in lieu public holiday in Bolivia when it fell on a Sunday (2011-04-15), and also in some cases Saturday (2004-04-29), though not in recent years (2010-04-27), while some bridge holidays were declared on (2012-04-28) and off (2014-04-13 and 2014-04-09).


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