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Bolivia Ratifies January 22 Public Holiday

Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz)
Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Bolivia's Ministry of Labor has ratified the public holiday status of the upcoming January 22 commemoration of Evo Morales' second inauguration as President of Bolivia in the Communicado 002/21, signed by Arturo Alessandri Severichz ("En cumplimiento a lo dispuesto por el Decreto Supremo N°405 de 20 de enero de 2010 y el Decreto Supremo N° 2750 de 1° de mayo de 2016, se comunica a la población en general que el día viernes 22 de enero de la presente gestión se conmemora el Día de la Fundación del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, declarándose feriado nacional con suspensión de actividades públicas y privadas a nivel nacional").

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

It was then confirmed as an annual non-working public holiday for both the private and public sectors, nationwide (2011-01-13), and a year later, it was announced that the January 22 public holiday of Bolivia would follow the day in lieu system (2012-01-05).

Two years ago (2019-02-19), Bolivian presidential candidate, Oscar Ortiz, had announced that, if elected, he would move to replace the January 22 public holiday with one on February 21, commemorating the victory of the "No" in the constitutional referendum, lost by Evo Morales in his attempt to run for a 3rd term.

But, following that election, lost by Evo Morales, the following January 22 public holiday was nonetheless maintained (2020-01-14, 2020-01-07 and 2020-01-03).

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