Source:Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción)
Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2016
The President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, has signed the "Decreto número 6292" which lists the annual official non-working public holidays in Paraguay for the upcoming calendar year 2017, including which of the annual non-working public holidays of Paraguay will be moved to adjoin a nearby weekend during the calendar year 2017.
The aforementioned decree 6292, (Por el cual se Reglamenta la Ley N° 1723, del 29 de junio de 2001, “Que Autoriza al Poder Ejecutivo a trasladar los feriados nacionales al día lunes”), listing the annual official non-working public holidays in Paraguay for the upcoming calendar year 2017, as well as those of preceding years (2015-12-10, 2014-12-18, 2014-12-07, 2014-01-10 and 2013-01-03), is in line with the changes to Paraguay public holidays of 4 years ago (2012-08-03), when Paraguay's President, Federico Franco, issued the Decreto presidencial N° 9393 finally implemented the Ley 1723 del 29 de junio de 2001 (Que Autoriza Al Poder Ejecutivo A Trasladar Los Feriados Nacionales Al Dia Lunes) which gives the president of Paraguay the authority to move any, or all, mid-week public holidays to a nearby Monday (except New Year, Independence Day, día de La Virgen de Caacupé, and Maundy Thursday and Good Friday).
Despite its passage over a decade ago (2001-06-29), and regular calls for the executive to avail itself of its prerogative (2010-09-23 and 2008-07-26), the provisions of law 1723/01 had rarely been used before 2012 (2012-07-24).
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