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Bolivia Confirms Easter 2022 Public Holiday

Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz)
Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has announced that Friday, April 15, 2022, would be a national public holiday due to the religious celebration of Holy Week.

The declaration of Good Friday as a national non-working public holiday in Bolivia follows from the 2010 general announcement (2010-01-29) by Bolivia's Minister of the Presidency, Óscar Coca, that Bolivia's cabinet had decided to maintain all traditional Catholic public holidays, and this despite announcements by some high-level civil servants that the implementation of the new constitution (CPE) would probably mean that all the religious public holidays of Bolivia would eventually be replaced by non-religious ones (2009-04-08).

In the past (2019-04-17, 2012-03-30 and 2011-04-20), Maundy Thursday had sometimes also been declared a full-day or partial public holiday for the private and public sectors, but this will not be the case in 2022, although "the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages, the opening and operation of public premises such as bars, canteens, karaokes, musical ensembles, sound equipment, bands, mariachis, portable sound equipment and other similar are also prohibited from Thursday April 14".

The aforementioned national public holiday, on Friday, April 15, 2022, is in line with the list of 2022 Bolivian public holidays as announced, earlier this year (2022-01-09).

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