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Bolivian January 22 Public Holiday Confirmed

Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz)
Posted on Monday, January 21, 2019


Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communiqué announcing that Tuesday, January 22, 2019, would be observed as an official non-working public holiday ("mañana, 22 de enero, será feriado por el Día del Estado Plurinacional, por lo que se instruye la suspensión de las actividades públicas y privadas en todo el territorio nacional") throughout Bolivia to commemorate the anniversary of the establishment of the plurinational state of Bolivia ("Día de la Fundación del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia").

As usual (2018-01-17, 2017-01-06, 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, 2018, official non-working public holiday throughout Bolivia applies to all sectors of the economy ("suspensión de actividades públicas y privadas").

Nine 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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