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El Salvador bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the second half of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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El Salvador Bank Holidays in 2017 Observance*
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
Apr.    Thu Maundy Thursday
        Fri Good Friday
        Sat Holy Saturday
May     Mon Labor Day
        Wed Día de la Madre
June    Sat Día del Padre
Aug.  3 Thu Fiesta de San Salvador (San Salvador) Municipal
      5 Sat Fiesta de San Salvador (San Salvador) Municipal
      6 Sun Celebración del Divino Salvador del Mundo
Sep. 15 Fri Independence Day
Nov.  2 Thu All Souls' Day (Día de los Muertos)
Dec. 25 Mon Christmas Day
     31 Sun New Year's Eve Banks
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

10 Aug 2017 El Salvador August 15 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Asamblea Legislativa de la República de El Salvador-San Salvador) El Salvador's legislative assembly has a bill by the president of the FMLN group, Sánchez Cerén, to declare Tuesdya, August 15, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in el Salvador, to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero.  14 Apr 2016 El Salvador Mothers' Day Public Holiday Generalized (Asamblea Legislativa de la República de El Salvador-San Salvador) El Salvador's legislative assembly has approved a bill that declares that the annual El Salvador non-working public sector holiday on May 10, to commemorate Mother's Day (Día de la Madre), will henceforth be a fully national non-working public holiday, for both the private and public sectors of El Salvador ("asueto remunerado para el sector público y privado").  01 Aug 2015 El Salvador Clarifies August 2015 Public Holidays (Ministerio de Trabajo y Previsión Social-San Salvador) The Ministry of Labour and Social security of the Government of El Salvador has clarified the scope and dates of the upcoming August 2015 non-working public holiday in El Salvador on account of the annual "Celebración del Divino Salvador del Mundo" nationwide non-working public holiday of El Salvador, and of the municipal "Fiestas Patronales".  15 Jun 2015 El Salvador Confirms June 17 Public Holiday (Presidencia de la República de El Salvador-San Salvador) The government of El Salvador has confirmed that Wednesday, June 17, 2015, would be a nationwide non-working public holiday in El Salvador on account of the annual Fathers' Day non-working public holiday of El Salvador.  19 May 2015 El Salvador May 22-23 Public Holidays Approved (Presidencia de la República de El Salvador-San Salvador) The President of El Salvador has announced that the Salvadoran Congress had approved the draft decree to declare May 22 and 23, 2015, as one-off public holidays in El Salvador on account of the upcoming beatification of Monseñor Romero ("Se ha aprobado el asueto y con ello se facilita a los salvadoreños que así lo deseen asistan al acto de beatificación de monseñor Romero").  15 May 2015 El Salvador May 22-23 Public Holidays Update 2 (Presidencia de la República de El Salvador-San Salvador) Details of the draft decree, submitted to the National Assembly earlier this week by the Minister of the Interior of El Salvador, Aristides Valencia, have been released, with a clarification of the extent of the May 22 proposed one-off public holiday in El Salvador, and an extension of the scope of the May 23 proposed one-off public holiday in El Salvador.  13 May 2015 El Salvador May 22-23 Public Holidays Update (Presidencia de la República de El Salvador-San Salvador) Initial comments from members of El Salvador's newly installed legislature tend to indicate widespread support for the proposed declaration of May 22-23, 2015, as one-off non-working public holidays in El Salvador, on account of the upcoming beatification of Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero.  10 May 2015 El Salvador Mulls May 22-23 Public Holidays (Presidencia de la República de El Salvador-San Salvador) The spokesperson for the President of El Salvador (Secretario de Comunicaciones de la Presidencia), Eugenio Chicas, has announced that the decision as to whether to declare one-off non-working public holidays in El Salvador, on account of the upcoming beatification of Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero, would be made by President Salvador Sánchez Cerén, once the National Assembly is back in session.  12 Mar 2015 El Salvador Public Holiday March 26 (Presidencia de la República de El Salvador-San Salvador) The National Assembly of El Salvador has approved a bill requested by President Salvador Sánchez Cerén and which declares a new March 26 non-working public holiday in El Salvador to be called "Día Nacional por la Vida la Paz y la Justicia" (National day of life, peace and justice).  02 May 2014 El Salvador Mothers' Day Public Holiday Bill (Asamblea Legislativa de la República de El Salvador-San Salvador) An ARENA member of El Salvador's legislative assembly has introduced a bill that would declare another annual non-working public holiday in El Salvador on May 10, to commemorate Mother's Day (Día de la Madre).  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the El Salvador public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: The list and dates of official public holidays in Bolivia are regulated by the Decreto Legislativo No. 685, de fecha 20 de octubre del año 1993 (Diario Oficial No. 223, Tomo 321, de fecha 1 de diciembre 1993) as amended by the Decreto No. 177 of December 7, 2006 (Diario Oficial. - San Salvador, 20 de Diciembre de 2006).  Día Nacional de la Paz was a one-off public holiday in 1992 and then it was declared an annual public holiday through Legislative Decrees 177 and 196 of December 2006, but only for 2007.  Día de la República: was declared to be celebrated every year on February 18, by Decree 537 (Declaran el 18 de Febrero de cada año “Día de la República") but it is not a public holiday.  El Salvador International Codes SV and SLV (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .sv (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of El Salvador information and news: Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador (El Salvador central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (El Salvador maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in El Salvador), and Wikipedia (includes El Salvador commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in El Salvador, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for El Salvador, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of El Salvador, before planning any trip to El Salvador. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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