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Venezuela Extends April-May 2016 Public Holidays

Source: Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Comunicación e Información (Caracas)
Posted: Thursday, April 7, 2016
Updated: Friday, April 29, 2016

Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro, has issued another decree declaring all Fridays to come in April and May 2016, as non-working public sector holidays in Venezuela for the Venezuelan public sector ("Se declaran los días viernes como no laborables para el sector público, a partir del 08 de abril de 2016 y mientras persistan los efectos del fenómeno climático El Niño sobre la central hidroeléctrica Simón Bolívar").

As per the aforementioned decree 2294, the period of these Friday non-working public holidays in Venezuela is indefinite ("while the effects of the phenomenon climate el Niño persist on the Simon Bolivar hydroelectrical dam"), but government sources are saying that the last expected such Friday non-working public holiday in Venezuela should be Friday, June 3, 2016.

Last month (2016-03-13), Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro, had similarly declared the entire upcoming Holy Week 2016, from March 19 until March 27, 2016 inclusively, as non-working public holidays, but initially only for the Venezuelan public sector, as was done a few years ago (2010-03-25), Venezuela's then President, Hugo Chávez, had similarly announced that the entire Holy Week, March 29 to April 2, 2010, had been declared as non-working public holidays in Venezuela, to lighten the load on Venezuela's power grid.

But, a couple of days later (2016-03-16), president Maduro issued the decree 2276 in Venezuela's Gaceta Oficial, declaring the entire upcoming Holy Week 2016, from March 19 until March 27, 2016 inclusively, as non-working public holidays for both the Venezuelan public sector and private sectors.

This was followed, a few days later (2016-03-19), by an announcement by the Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector, Sudeban (Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario), that Monday to Wednesday, March 21-23, 2016, would not be bank holidays in Venezuela, in line with the official list of the dates for the 2016 public holidays and banking holidays in Venezuela as announced late last year by the Sudeban (2015-12-14) in conformity with the "Ley de Reforma Parcial de la Ley de Instituciones del Sector Bancario".

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