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Definitive: Malvinas Veterans' Day, April 2, remains unmovable

Thursday, February 2nd 2017 - 10:24 UTC
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The decree published in the official gazette on Wednesday puts an end to the floating day’s controversy: April 2 will be commemorated on calendar day  The decree published in the official gazette on Wednesday puts an end to the floating day’s controversy: April 2 will be commemorated on calendar day

It's definitive; Argentina will not be making three national days, including Malvinas Veteran Day, floating holidays, following the intense controversy which the initiative triggered when it was first announced by the administration of president Mauricio Macri.

 This was published in the official gazette, Wednesday edition, indicating that the idea to float those holidays was to lessen the negative impact on production activity and in ensuring the number of school days.

“The decree was intended to find a balance in the different public policies, those geared to promote tourism, boosting production and improving education quality”.

Under no way did the decree pretend to ignore the symbolic and historic significance of those national days.

Thus the fixed national days, besides the Malvinas Veterans' on April 2, refer to Memory Day, 24 March 1976 when the last military coup in Argentina, and June 20, when the Argentine national Flag was first flown, and will be commemorated in their natural calendar days.

The rest of fixed holidays are January first; Carnival's week Monday and Tuesday; Good Friday; May first; May 25; July 9; December 8 and December 25 Christmas.

Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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  • golfcronie

    What no public holiday on the glorious 14th June? Fancy having a holiday to celebrate the sending of some 655 armed forces personnel to their deaths, Weird don't you think?

    Feb 02nd, 2017 - 01:30 pm +2
  • Marti Llazo

    @golfie

    They can't figure out whether to call the 14th of June “Argentine Leadership Day” or “The Final Loss of All Hope Forever in Stealing the Neighbours' Islands.” There are also proposals to call it “Theft of the Islands Will Always be 25 Years in the Future Day,” “Glorious National Serial Default Day,” and “Let's All Learn to Speak the Language of Our Chinese Masters Day.”

    Feb 02nd, 2017 - 03:19 pm +2
  • The Voice

    How about “Bigga Mistaka Day”?… perhaps “Michael Fish Day”?

    Feb 02nd, 2017 - 03:26 pm +2
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