Source:Asociación Bancaria (AB)
Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Argentina's Central Bank (BCRA) has announced that Thursday, December 24, and Thursday, December 31, 2020, would be full day bank holidays in Argentina ("The entities grouped in the Association of Banks of Argentina (ABA), the Association of Public and Private Banks of Argentina (Abappra), the Association of Specialized Banking (ABE), the Association of Argentine Banks (Adeba), report who have decided to adhere to the invitation made by the Central Bank of the Argentine Republic (BCRA), to grant staff leave on December 24 and 31, 2020, which is why the branches will remain closed.").
Yesterday (2020-12-16), Argentina's President, Alberto Fernández, decreed, year-end public holidays for Argentina's public sector, on December 24 and 31, 2020, in addition to the previously-announced 2020 official non-working public holidays in Argentina (2019-10-17).
However, that decree DCTO-2020-1010-APN-PTE), specifically excluded banks and financial institutions, which usually get a half-day bank holiday on December 24 and December 31, every year ("Aclárase que la presente medida no alcanza a las instituciones bancarias y entidades financieras").
Five years ago (2015-12-22), the newly-elected Argentine President, Mauricio Macri, had decreed, public holidays for Argentina's public sector, on December 24 and 31, 2015, in addition to the previously-announced 2015 and 2016 official public holidays in Argentina (2015-10-30 and 2014-01-29), also excluding the banking sector (no incluye al personal del sistema financiero y bancario), followed by a similar announcement to today's, in which Argentina's Central Bank (BCRA) announced that Thursday, December 24, and Thursday, December 31, 2015, would be half-day bank holidays in Argentina (2015-12-22).
Links and References
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