Plurinational State Foundation Day in Bolivia in 2021

Plurinational State Foundation Day in Bolivia in 2021
  How long until Plurinational State Foundation Day?
This holiday next takes place in 292 days.
  Dates of Plurinational State Foundation Day in Bolivia
2022 Bolivia Sat, Jan 22 National Holiday
2021 Bolivia Fri, Jan 22 National Holiday
2020 Bolivia Wed, Jan 22 National Holiday
2019 Bolivia Tue, Jan 22 National Holiday
2018 Bolivia Mon, Jan 22 National Holiday
  Summary
Known in Spanish as 'Día del Estado Plurinacional', it celebrates the adoption of a new constitution in 2010

When is Plurinational State Foundation Day?

This national holiday in Bolivia is always celebrated on January 22nd. It has been a public holiday since 2010.

Known in Spanish as 'Día del Estado Plurinacional', this holiday celebrates the change in the name of the country and the adoption of a new constitution on this day in 2009.

History of Plurinational State Foundation Day

In 2005, Evo Morales won the Bolivian general election and became the first President to come from the indigenous population. His inauguration was on January 22nd 2006.

In 2009, a change to the constitution of Bolivia was promulgated by President Morales, recognising in statute the multi-cultural nature of modern Bolivia.

The new constitution changed the official name of the country to the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

The new constitution was enacted on January 22nd 2010, when President Morales was inaugurated for a second term as President.

On the same date, Morales also signed a decree declaring January 22nd as the Plurinational State Foundation Day and a national holiday to be celebrated annually.

President Morales resigned on November 10th 2019 following weeks of protests organized by opposition political organizations. 

The government announced that it will stay open during the holiday when Interim President Jeanine Áñez is expected to give a management report on government activities.

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