Argentina 40 days public holiday for word cup: how true?
In order to encourage their team in winning the championship, the Argentine government has proclaimed a public holiday for the full length of the world cup.
The most anticipated event in the world is planned to take place later this year, and Argentina is one of the top favorites to win.
Argentina finally won a trophy in 2021 when they defeated Brazil in the Copa America, ending a lengthy streak of trophyless years.
They also went on to defeat Italy in the finalissima on June 1st, 2022, in a packed Wembley stadium, 3 goals to nil.
For the first time in the nation’s history, the government is granting all residents a holiday to go out and support their country to the best of their abilities in preparation for the 2022 World Cup.
The holiday is from November 15 through December 25, inclusive.
The South American country is in Group C of the competition, where they will compete against Poland, Saudi Arabia, and Mexico.
Argentina won the World Cup in 1978 and 1986; if they win it in 2022, they would have won it three times.
Is this actually true?
False information was posted on Facebook that stated all Argentinians will receive a 40-day public holiday to watch the World Cup.
According to the post, Argentina’s government has agreed to offer the entire country a holiday from November 15 to December 25 in observance of the FIFA World Cup 2022. There has never been anything like this in Argentina’s history. There will be something unique about this World Cup.
Qatar will host the FIFA World Cup 2022 from November 21 through December 18, 2022. There has been no announcement of such a holiday from either the government or any major Argentine media outlets.
Although the Argentine government has in the past given employees time off to watch important athletic events, this was for a considerably shorter duration than the post implies.
The day of the opening game was observed as a nationwide half-day vacation for public offices, schools, and the majority of private enterprises during the 1978 World Cup, according to accounts in the New York Times. Additionally, employees were permitted to leave early in order to catch Argentina’s first game, which began at 7.15 p.m.
Argentina was hosting the competition that year, and they were the favorites to win.
There is no mention of any such holiday during the competition on the Argentine official website, and there is also no mention in any other media source.
We were informed by the Argentine Embassy in London that such a development was extremely unlikely and that, if it were real, it would have been notified.