With a view to the last weeks of the year, the Government formalized the holiday for the personnel of the national public administration for the days December 23 and 30. Through decree 820/2022, published this Monday in the Official bulletinthe exemption is established for these days prior to the festivities of Christmas Y new Year.
In this way, according to the document signed by Alberto Fernández, the Chief of Staff, Juan Manzur, and the Minister of the Interior, Eduardo “Wado” de Pedro, the organizations are instructed to implement the necessary measures in order to maintain the continuity of essential services.
Thus, in its 1st article it is clarified that a holiday is granted to the personnel of the NATIONAL PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION on December 23 and 30, 2022.
In its recital, the decision explains that, citing Law No. 27,399, it grants the character of immovable national holidays to December 25 and January 1 of each year.
Also remembering that these festivities are, traditionally, a reason for celebrations for all the families that inhabit the Argentine territory. And on the other hand, that the measure is also intended to facilitate the classic family reunions that take place on these dates, therefore, it is considered appropriate to enable the approach of those who are far from their loved ones.
The holidays were arranged taking into account that both the 23rd and 31st of this month take place on a Friday, so they would be working days.
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In addition, in article 4 of the decree it is made clear that the measure does not apply to banking institutions or financial entities.
At the same time, the national government has already confirmed the calendar of holidays for 2023. Next year will have 14 fixed holidays, two transferable days and four XXL weekends to promote tourism in the country.
According to the schedule shared by the Ministries of the Interior and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the immovable holidays include: January 1 (New Year); February 20 and 21 (Carnival Holidays); March 24 (National Day of Memory for Truth and Justice); April 2 (Veteran’s Day and those of the Fallen in the Malvinas War); April 7 (Good Friday), May 1 (Worker’s Day), May 25 (May Revolution Day), June 17 (Step to Immortality of General Don Martín Miguel de Güemes) ; June 20 (Step to Immortality of General Manuel Belgrano); July 9 (Independence Day); November 20 (National Sovereignty Day); December 8 (Day of the Immaculate Conception of Mary) and December 25 (Christmas).
As for the transferable holidays, they appear on August 17 (Step to the Immortality of General José de San Martín, will be held on Monday, August 21; and on October 12 (Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity, which will be held on Monday October 16).
In turn, decree 764 signed by President Alberto Fernández that the holidays for tourism purposes next year are on Friday, May 26 (bridge with the holiday of Thursday, May 25, May Revolution Day); on Monday, June 19 (bridge with the holiday of Tuesday, June 20, Passage to the Immortality of General Manuel Belgrano) and on Friday, October 13 (long four-day weekend due to the transfer of Thursday, October 12 – Day of Respect to Cultural Diversity- to Monday, October 16).
In this way, the year 2023 will have four extra-long weekends, of four days each -from Saturday February 18 to Tuesday February 21; from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 May; from Saturday June 17 to Tuesday June 20; and from Friday 13 to Monday 16 October -, which will be used to plan getaways and, consequently, promote tourist activity.