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Bolivian Extends January 22 Public Holiday

Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz)
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020


Bolivia's Minister of Labor, Óscar Mercado, has announced that the upcoming, January 22, annual public holiday, celebrating Evo Morales' second inauguration as President of Bolivia, would be observed by both the private and public sectors of Bolivia ("el feriado del 22 de enero, Día del Estado Plurinacional, se cumplirá tanto en el sector público como en el privado, sin excepción").

Recall that, a week ago (2020-01-07), Bolivia's Minister of the Presidency, Yerko Núñez, had announced that the government of Bolivia would respect the upcoming, January 22 public holiday of Bolivia, for the private sector, but that "the state apparatus will work that day, because the period is so short that we cannot miss a single day".

That announcement followed an earlier one (2020-01-03), also by Bolivia's Minister of Labor, Óscar Mercado, who had, at that time indicated that cancelling the January 22, annual public holiday, as not a priority ("por ahora no es prioridad, el análisis sobre si se suspenderá o se dará continuidad el feriado del 22 de enero, día que se festeja la fundación del Estado Plurinacional").

January 22, was declared a one-off public holiday, the "Día de la Fundación del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia", 10 years ago (2010-01-20), to coincide with Juan Evo Morales Ayma's second inauguration as President of Bolivia.

The January 22 public holiday was then 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), and a further confirmation, a year later (2012-01-05) that the January 22 public holiday of Bolivia would follow the day in lieu system.

As per today's announcement, an official communique will follow in the coming days ("la disposición ministerial que oficializa el feriado será emitida oficialmente en los próximos días").



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