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DECREE No. 783 THE LEGISLATURE OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR, CONSIDERING
I.- accordance with Article 63 of the Constitution of the Republic, the artistic, historical and archaeological wealth of the country is part of the Salvadoran cultural treasure, which is under the protection of the State and subject to special laws for conservation. What
II also Article 144 of the same law provides that international treaties concluded by El Salvador with other States or international organizations constitute laws of the Republic to enter into force in accordance with the provisions of the Treaty and of this Constitution. The law may not amend or repeal agreed in a treaty in force for El Salvador. In case of conflict between the treaty and the law, the Treaty shall prevail.
III.- by Legislative Decree No. 16 of June 7 of 2012, and published in the Official Gazette No. 127, Volume No. 396, of July 10 the same year, it ratified the Convention for Intangible Cultural Heritage, which in articles 2 and 3, provides that the term technical "Intangible Cultural Heritage" means the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge and that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage. This intangible cultural heritage, transmitted from generation to generation, is constantly recreated by communities and groups in response to their environment, their interaction with nature and history, with a sense of identity and continuity, thus promoting respect cultural diversity and human creativity; which can be manifested in oral traditions and expressions, social practices, rituals and festive events, among others.
IV.- That the celebration of the "Day Farolitos" in the Municipality of Ahuachapán, Ahuachapán Department, is a popular religious tradition that takes place on September 7 of each year, the date on which the population of the community meets with enthusiasm to enjoy this activity, which is considered an expression of our own identity as Salvadorans, being from this celebration declare "Intangible Cultural Heritage of El Salvador".
in exercise of its constitutional powers and initiative of Deputies and Deputies: Othon Sigfrido Reyes Morales, Carlos Armando Reyes Ramos, Guadalupe Lorena Peña Mendoza, Manuel Vicente Menjivar Esquivel, Irma Palacios Lourdes Vasquez, Jose Serafin Orantes Rodriguez, Ana Vilma Albanez de Escobar, Damian Joy, Felix Agreda Chachagua, Ana Lucia Martinez Baires, Blanca Estela Reyes Barahona, Evelyn Batres Marta Araujo, Abel Barrera Cabezas, Edmundo Cabrera Yohalmo Chacon Carmen
Elena Calderon Sol Escalon, Jose Vidal Delgado Carrillo, Alejandrina Castro Silvia Figueroa, Ricardo Contreras Humberto Henríquez, José Córdova Dennis Elizondo, Carlos Cortez Hernandez, Alma Rosa Cruz Sailor, Roberto d'Aubuisson Munguía Jose, Nery Arely Diaz de Rivera, Antonio Echeverria Veliz, René Gustavo Escalante Zelaya, Omar Arturo Escobar Oviedo, Julio Cesar Fabian Perez, Emma Julia Fabian Hernandez, Carmen Elena Figueroa Rodriguez, Juan Manuel de Jesus Flores Cornejo, Santiago Flores Alfaro, Nelson Funes, Iris Marisol Henriquez war, Norma Fidelia Guevara Ramirios, Carlos Walter Guzman Coto, Edilberto Hernandez Castillo, Estela Yanet Hernandez Rodriguez, Rafael Antonio Jarquín Larios, Jose Eduardo Josa Gutierrez, Audelia Guadalupe Lopez de Kleutgens, Hortensia Margarita Lopez Quintana, Jose Maximo Madriz Serrano, Alba Elizabeth Marquez, Mario Marroquin Mejia, Rodolfo Antonio Martinez, Rolando Mata Fuentes, Misael Mejia Mejia, Heidy Carolina Look Saravia, Walter de Jesus Montejo Melgar, Guillermo Antonio Olivo Mendez, Francisco Eduardo Ortiz Amaya, Silvia Estela Ostorga Escobar, José Simón Paz, Mariella Peña Pinto, Manuel Mercedes Portillo Dominguez, Sergio Benigno Portillo Portillo, Nelson de Jesus Quintanilla Gomez, Norma Carolina Ramirez, Ismael Recinos López, Jackeline Noemi Rivera Avalos, Wilver Alexander Rivera Monge, David Rodriguez Rivera, Alberto Armando Romero Rodríguez, Misael Serrano Chavez Mario Eduardo Valiente Ortiz, Carlos Zambrano Mario Campos, Edwin Victor Alejandro Zamora David and Ciro Zepeda Alexis Menjivar. DECREES
Art. 1. Celebration is declared "Day Farolitos" in the Municipality of Ahuachapán, Ahuachapán Department, "INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF EL SALVADOR" for constituting this tradition that takes place on September 7 of each year, an expression our own identity as Salvadorans.
Art. 2. This Decree shall enter into force eight days after its publication in the Official Journal.
GIVEN IN THE BLUE ROOM OF THE LEGISLATIVE PALACE: San Salvador, on the twenty day of August in the year two thousand and fourteen.
OTHON Sigfrido Reyes Morales, president.
LUIS VALDEZ ENRIQUE ALBERTO SOTO, GUILLERMO ANTONIO NAVARRETE GALLEGOS, FIRST VICE. SECOND VICE PRESIDENT.
MERINO JOSE FRANCISCO LOPEZ, MENDOZA PEÑA LORENA GUADALUPE, THIRD VICE. FOURTH VICE.
CARLOS ARMANDO REYES RAMOS, FIFTH VICE.
GUILLERMO FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, MENJIVAR VICENTE MANUEL ESQUIVEL, first secretary. Second Secretary.
SALGADO SANDRA MARLENE GARCIA, JOSE RAFAEL MACHUCA Zelaya, Third Secretary. Fourth secretary.
IRMA VASQUEZ PALACIOS LOURDES, ERNESTO ANTONIO ANGULO MILE, QUINTA Secretariat. SIXTH SECRETARY. JOSE FRANCISCO
ZABLAH SAFIE, ORANTES SERAFIN JOSE RODRIGUEZ, seventh Secretary. EIGHTH SECRETARY.
PRESIDENTIAL HOUSE: San Salvador, after two days of September of the year two thousand and fourteen.
Salvador Sanchez Ceren, President of the Republic.
Ramon Aristides Valencia Arana, Minister of Interior and Territorial Development.
Tomo OJ No. 164 No. 404 Date: September 5, 2014
FN / pch 10/06/2014
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