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Argentina Mulls October 31 Public Holiday

Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2017


A bill has been introduced into Argentina's Lower House (Cámara de Diputados), by MP Marcelo Daletto (UCR), which add a new annual non-working public holiday in Argentina on October 31st, to mark the "Día de las Iglesias Evangélicas".

The impetus for the aforementioned bill to declare October 31st as a new annual non-working public holiday in Argentina is to mark the "Día de las Iglesias Evangélicas", comes from the 500th anniversary of the protestant reformation in 2017, a milestone that was marked in Germany by the extremely rare occurrence of a one-off public holiday (2016-09-04, 2015-10-08, 2014-09-16, 2013-12-12, 2013-08-13, 2013-06-04, 2013-05-17, 2013-05-15, 2013-05-01, 2013-03-14, 2013-03-08, 2013-01-25, 2013-01-10, 2012-12-13, 2012-11-04, 2009-11-27, 2009-03-25, 2007-11-01, 2006-11-07).

Neighboring Chile added October 31 as a new annual non-working public holiday in 2008, after a couple of years of seesawing (2008-10-11, 2008-09-20, 2008-09-16, 2007-11-22, 2007-11-01, 2007-10-18, 2006-11-10).

Peru also made a half-hearted attempt at declaring October 31st as a new "Día de las Iglesias Evangélicas" public holiday in Peru (2008-11-11), but nothing came of it.



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