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Paraguay Paz del Chaco Public Holiday September 27

Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción)
Posted: Friday, September 10, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: June 8, 2022


The Chief of Staff of the President of Paraguay, Hernán Huttemann, has announced that following an inter-ministerial consultation, the Government of Paraguay had decided to move the upcoming Paz del Chaco and Victoria de Boquerón public holiday of Paraguay from its set date of September 29, 2021, to Monday, September 27, 2021.

Recall that, at the beginning of the year, Paraguay's legal advisor to the Presidency, Hernán Hutteman, had announced that the list of 2021 public holidays in Paraguay affords only one possibility of moving a 2021 public holiday from mid-week to adjoin a nearby weekend, namely the Battle of Boquerón on September 29, but that this decision would come later, based on the Covid-19 situation (2021-01-07).

Last year, the Decreto número 4040 reversed the remaining terms of the Decreto número 2757 (2019-10-28) and maintained the then upcoming Paz del Chaco and Victoria de Boquerón public holiday of Paraguay on its set date of September 29, 2020, rather than moving it to a adjoin a nearby weekend (2020-09-10).

Despite its passage, 20 years ago (2001-06-29), and regular calls for the executive to avail itself of its prerogative (2010-09-23 and 2008-07-26), the provisions of law 1723/01 had rarely been used before 2012 (2012-07-24), when the practice became an annual one (2018-12-22, 2017-11-21, 2016-11-22, 2015-12-10, 2014-12-18, 2014-12-07, 2014-01-10 and 2013-01-03).



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