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El Salvador Mothers' Day Public Holiday Generalized

Source: Asamblea Legislativa de la República de El Salvador (San Salvador)
Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Most recent follow-up news item: May 30, 2019

El Salvador's legislative assembly has approved a bill that declares that the annual El Salvador non-working public sector holiday on May 10, to commemorate Mother's Day (Día de la Madre), will henceforth be a fully national non-working public holiday, for both the private and public sectors of El Salvador ("asueto remunerado para el sector público y privado").

Mother's Day (Día de la Madre) was decreed a non-working public sector holiday in El Salvador in 1983, but only for El Salvador's public sector.

Then, four years ago (2012-11-29), the government of El Salvador issued a decree declaring June 17 as a new annual non-working public holiday in El Salvador to mark Fathers' Day, to be observed by both the public and private sectors ("un privilegio del que gocen no solo los empleados públicos sino que abarque también al privado"). A later bill (2013-06-06) to restrict to the public sector only the observance of that new annual public holiday in El Salvador for Fathers' Day, never came out of commission.

Today's bill was introduced, 2 years ago (2014-05-02), by an ARENA member of El Salvador's legislative assembly to have the commemoration of the Mother's Day annual El Salvador non-working public sector holiday be observe by everyone (MISSING).

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