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Argentina Mulls June 15 Public Holiday

Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Posted on Sunday, September 3, 2017


The Education Commission of Argentina's Lower House (Cámara de Diputados), has forwarded to the floor for further consideration, a bill which would declare June 15, 2018, as a one-off (por única vez) non-working public holiday in Argentina.

The impetus for the aforementioned bill to declare June 15, 2018, as a one-off (por única vez) non-working public holiday in Argentina is to mark the centenary of Argentina's University reform.

Under the preceding Kirchner administration, such commemorative, one-off ("sólo sería feriado en el año XXXX en forma excepcional") non-working public holidays became quite common, as Monday, May 24, 2010, was declared a one-off (por única vez) non-working public holiday to coincide with Argentina's bicentennial (2010-05-04, 2010-03-31, 2010-03-11, 2010-01-25), Monday, February 27, 2012, was declared a one-off public holiday in Argentina to commemorate the bicentennial of the creation and first pledge of allegiance to the national flag (2011-12-23, 2011-12-01, 2011-07-27), Monday, September 24, 2012, was declared a one-off public holiday in Argentina to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle of Tucumán (2012-09-11, 2012-03-26, 2012-05-25, 2012-06-29, 2012-08-10, 2012-09-06), Monday, January 31, 2013, was declared a one-off public holiday in Argentina to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the initial meeting of the Argentine Constituting Assembly (2013-01-15, 2012-12-20 and 2012-12-14, 2012-04-01, 2012-11-04), and Wednesday, February 20, 2013, was declared a one-off public holiday in Argentina to commemorate the "Día de la Batalla de Salta" (2015-06-05, 2013-01-09, 2012-11-30, 2012-11-22, 2012-04-01).

However, ever since the start of the Macri administration (2015-12-13), such initiatives have dwindled (2017-08-05), and none has come to fruition.



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