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Argentina's 2021 Public Holidays Announcement Deadline Passes

Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: November 27, 2020


The deadline for the government of Argentina to publish a list of bridge public holidays during the calendar year 2021 has come and gone, meaning that there might not be any additional one-off bridge public holidays in Argentina in 2021 (días no laborables con fines turísticos).

The aforementioned feriados con fines turísticos were established in the "Decreto 1585/2010, Establécense días feriados con fines turísticos" (Boletín Oficial, Número 32.020, Año CXVIII), implementing a major public holidays revision (2010-11-03) and instituting the principle of 2 annual bridge public holidays ("en los casos en que los feriados nacionales coincidan con los días martes o jueves, a fijar 2 feriados por año que deberán coincidir con los días lunes o viernes inmediatos respectivos"). These días no laborables con fines turísticos must be announced at least 50 days before the beginning of the year in question ("debiendo establecer los mismos por períodos trianuales con una antelación de 50 días a la finalización del año calendario").

For example, last year (2019-10-17), the DECTO-2019-717-APN-PTE – Establécense días feriados con fines turísticos declared 3 bridge public holidays for the calendar year 2020, on March 23, July 10 and December 7, 2020, in addition to the list of annual public holidays of Argentina.

Initially, in 2017, Argentine President, Mauricio Macri, eliminated one-off bridge public holidays in Argentina (2016-10-30), as promised during his run for office, first by sending to Congress a legislative proposal to end the process of declaring one-off non-working public holidays in Argentina (2016-12-02), and then, faced with legislative delays (2017-01-23 and 2017-01-19), by issuing the Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia (DNU 52/2017).

However, later that same year, the feriados puente were re-instated in the law 27.399 (2017-10-18, 2017-09-29 and 2017-09-13) whereby the executive will now have the ability to declare one-off bridge public holidays in Argentina, up to a maximum of 3 per year ("Faculta al Poder Ejecutivo a fijar hasta tres por año, aunque no será obligación"), and with scant hours left before the deadline for the declaration of 2018 bridge public holidays in Argentina (2017-11-10), the government of Argentina published the decreto 923/2017 which declared 3 bridge public holidays in 2018 and 3 bridge public holidays in 2019 (días no laborables con fines turísticos).



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