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Argentina Announces 2022 Public Holidays

Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Posted: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: May 10, 2022

The Ministerio de Interior y el de Turismo y Deportes of the government of Argentina has announced that it would publish on Monday, the Decreto 789, signed by Argentina's President, Alberto Fernández, which declares 3 bridge public holidays in 2022 (días no laborables con fines turísticos), in addition to the list of annual public holidays of Argentina.

The feriados con fines turísticos were established in the "Decreto 1585/2010, Establécense días feriados con fines turísticos", 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").

During his run for office, in 2017, President Mauricio Macri had vowed to eliminate one-off bridge public holidays in Argentina (2016-10-30). When he took office, he first sent a legislative proposal to end one-off public holidays in Argentina (2016-12-02). Faced with legislative delays, he issued the Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia to effect the change by executive decree instead (2017-01-23 and 2017-01-19).

But, as the French say, "chassez le naturel et il revient au galop", and 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 (2017-11-10).

For 2022, in the DCTO-2021-789-APN-PTE, the Government of Argentina has declared one-off public holidays on October 7, November 21 and December 9.

These días no laborables con fines turísticos needed to be announced at least 50 days before the beginning of the year in question.

The list of 2020 días no laborables con fines turísticos were announced almost a month before the technical deadline (2019-10-17), but this was not the case last year (2020-11-27 and 2020-11-21).

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