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Argentina Extends 2021 Year-End Public Holidays

Source: Ministerio del Interior (República Argentina)
Posted: Friday, December 17, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: January 12, 2022

Argentina's President, Alberto Fernández, has issued the Decree 861/2021, published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Argentina, which declares year-end public holidays for Argentina's public sector, on Friday, December 24 and Friday 31, 2021, in addition to the previously-announced 2021 official non-working public holidays in Argentina.

The aforementioned decree, signed by Chief of Cabinet, Juan Manzur, and Minister of the Interior, Eduardo De Pedro, states "Leave is granted to the personnel of the national public administration on December 24 and 31, 2021" thus amending the list of 2021 official public holidays in Argentina announced a year ago (2020-11-27).

This declaration of a series of year-end public sector holidays, was a relatively frequent occurrence (2015-12-22, 2014-12-15, 2013-12-17, 2011-12-16, 2011-12-14, 2010-12-11, 2009-12-22, 2008-12-10 and 2007-12-05) in Argentina, until a few years ago, but started again a couple of years ago (2020-12-16 and 2019-12-19).

Note that banks and financial markets in Argentina already have the afternoon off on both December 24 and 31, on an annual basis, due to 2 year-end bank holidays of Argentina, and the aforementioned Decree 861/2021 specifies that "The measure does not apply to banking institutions and financial entities). However, yesterday, Argentina's Central Bank (BCRA) announced that Friday, December 24, and Friday, December 31, 2021, would be full day bank holidays in Argentina (2021-12-16).

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