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Bolivian Independence Public Holiday August 6

Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz)
Posted: Wednesday, August 4, 2021


Bolivia's General Director of Labor at the Ministry of Labour, Arturo Alessandri, has issued the communiqué 028/21 announcing that Friday, August 6, 2021, would be observed as an official non-working public holiday to commemorate the 196 years of Bolivian independence, with suspension of activities in public and private institutions, in line with article 2-h of the Supreme Decree No. 2750 of May 1, 2016, as well as with paragraph 1 of article 48 of the Political Constitution of the State.

The Supreme Decree No. 2750 regulates the declaration of one-off day in lieu non-working public holidays in Bolivia, whenever a fixed-date annual non-working public holiday falls on a Sunday, by excluding some public holidays, such as All Saints' Day from the mechanism, while including others, such as Bolivia's National Day holiday (2016-05-03).

The aforementioned announcement reads: "El viernes 6 de agosto del presente año se constituye en feriado nacional con suspensión de actividades públicas y privadas en todo el territorio del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia".

Friday, August 6, 2021, being observed as an official non-working public holiday, is in line with the list of 2021 public holidays in Bolivia, as released earlier this year (2021-01-10).



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