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Honduras' Presidency has once again issued an executive decree declaring Friday, February 3, 2017, a one-off public sector holiday, on the occasion of the "Day of the Virgin of Suyapa", the patron saint of Honduras.
However, contrary to recent years (2016-02-02, 2015-02-01 and 2010-02-02), the public sector will be off the entire day of Friday, February 3, 2017, instead of only for the afternoon, as was the case on previous occasions.
February 3 almost became an annual full-day, nationwide, non-working public holidays in Honduras, a few years ago (2012-03-08), when Honduras' Legislative Assembly (Congreso Nacional) indicated that it would approve a presidential request that February 3 be declared a new annual non-working public holiday in Honduras to coincide with the Aniversario del Hallazgo de la Virgen de Suyapa, but by the time it was gazetted, the February 3 public holiday of Honduras had been reduced in scope to a mere observance (2013-01-25 and 2012-10-14).
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