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Bolivian Public Holidays January 22-23

Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz)
Posted: Friday, January 6, 2017
Most recent follow-up news item: June 9, 2020

Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Elizabeth Molina, has issued a communiqué announcing that Monday, January 23, 2017, would be observed as an official non-working public holiday ("feriado con suspensión de actividades públicas y privadas") throughout Bolivia to commemorate the anniversary of the establishment of the plurinational state of Bolivia ("aniversario del Estado Plurinacional"), which falls on a Sunday in 2017.

As usual (2016-01-14, 2015-01-15, 2013-01-21, 2012-01-18, 2012-01-05 and 2011-01-13), the aforementioned communiqué specifies that the upcoming January 22, 2017, official non-working public holiday throughout Bolivia applies to all sectors of the economy ("suspensión de actividades públicas y privadas").

Seven years ago (2010-01-20), January 22, was declared a one-off public holiday, the "Día de la Fundación del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia", to coincide with Juan Evo Morales Ayma's second inauguration as President of Bolivia. The January 22 public holiday was confirmed as an annual non-working public holiday for both the private and public sectors, nationwide ("se declaró feriado nacional con la suspensión de actividades públicas y privadas de todo el territorio nacional"), the following year (2011-01-13), with a confirmation, a year later (2012-01-05) that the January 22 public holiday of Bolivia would follow the day in lieu system, as had recently been done (2011-12-21), when the government of Bolivia declared an additional one-off non-working public holiday throughout Bolivia, due to the January 22 annual public holiday falling on a Sunday in the calendar year 2012.

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