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Argentina Public Holidays Legislation Additional Changes Gazetted

Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017


The Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia (Decreto 80/2017), announced earlier this week by Argentine President, Mauricio Macri, as a follow-up to last week's Decreto 52/2017, has been published in the Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, thus further amending the legislation governing non-working public holidays in Argentina, effective immediately.

Last October (2016-10-30), President Macri had announced that he would put a stop to the process of declaring one-off non-working public holidays in Argentina ("feriados con fines turísticos") effective with the calendar year 2017, sending to Congress a legislative proposal to end the process of declaring one-off non-working public holidays in Argentina (2016-12-02). But, faced with legislative delays (2017-01-23 and 2017-01-19), President Macri abandoned the legislative route and issued a Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia (DNU), as was done by his predecessor, President Kirchner, on two similar occasions (2010-11-03 and 2010-05-04).

The Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia (Decreto 52/2017), signed last week by Argentine President, Mauricio Macri, and revising the rules governing non-working public holidays in Argentina, was sharply criticized for letting the date of the Macrh 24 and April 2 annual public holidays of Argentina change from year to year, and faced with many regions and municipalities declaring their own inamovible March 24 and April 2 public holidays, President Macri announced a new decree, earlier this week (2017-01-30).



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