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1 Decree No. 330 the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of EL SALVADOR, considering: I.-that in accordance with the article 63 of the Constitution of the Republic, the country's artistic, historical and archaeological wealth forms part of the Salvadoran cultural treasure, which is under the protection of the State and subject to special conservation laws.
II.-which also, article 144 of the same regulatory body, establishes that international treaties signed 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 itself and of this Constitution. The law may not modify or repeal what was agreed in a treaty in force for El Salvador. In the event of a conflict between the Treaty and the law, will govern the Treaty.
III. that by means of Legislative Decree No. 16 of June 07, the year 2012, and published in the Official Journal No. 127, volume no. 396, July 10 of the same year, ratified the Convention for the safeguarding of the Cultural Heritage intangible, which establishes that "intangible cultural heritage" means uses in articles 2 and 3, , representations, expressions, knowledge and techniques 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 recreated constantly by communities and groups depending on their environment, their interaction with nature and their history, provides them with a sense of identity and continuity, thus helping to promote respect for cultural diversity and human creativity; which can manifest itself in traditions and oral expressions, social practices, rituals and festive events, among others.
IV.-that the celebration of the Holy week in the Department of Sonsonate, is ranked as one of the most solemn celebrations worldwide, surpassed only by the cities of Seville and Antigua Guatemala, so it is coming to recognise the devotion and effort of the sonsonateca population, keeping in time, these traditions of Catholic faith, who have managed to locate its population in third place in the world , with more mysticism in celebrate Easter by declaring it, "Heritage Cultural religious of El Salvador".
Therefore, use of his constitutional powers and at the initiative of the deputies and members: José Álvaro Cornejo Mena, Crissia Suhan Chávez García, César Humberto Garcia Aguilera, José Rinaldo Garzona Villeda, Guillermo Antonio Olivo Méndez, Silvia Estela Ostorga de Escobar, Jaime Gilberto Valdéz Hernández; and with the support of the members and members: Guillermo Antonio Gallegos Navarrete, Francisco Roberto 2 Lorenzana Durán, Lorena Guadalupe Pena Mendoza, Carmen Elena Calderón Sol of Escalon, Margarita Escobar, Francisco José Zablah Safie, Felix Ágreda Chachagua, Damian Alegria, Marta Lorena Araujo, Dina Yamileth Argueta Avelar, Ana Vilma Albanez de Escobar, Blanca Estela Reyes Barahona, Eduardo Enrique Barrientos Zepeda , Alice Elinor Barrios Méndez, Jose Edgar Escolán Batarse, Yohalmo Edmundo Cabrera Chacón, Manuel Orlando Cabrera Candray, Dario Alejandro girls Argueta, Jose Dennis Cordova Elizondo, Valentin Aristides Corpeño, Adam Cortez, Carlos Cortez Hernandez, Blanca Noemi Coto Estrada, rose Alma Cruz sailor, Antonio Echeverria Veliz, Carmen Elena Figueroa Rodriguez, Vicente Hernández Gómez, Iris Marisol war Henriquez, José Wilfredo Guevara Diaz, Carlos Walter Guzman Coto , José Eduardo Jose Benito Antonio Lara Fernández, Audelia Guadalupe López de Kleutgens, Hortensia Margarita Lopez Quintana, Gutierrez, Mario Marroquin Mejía, Guillermo Francisco Mata Bennett, Rolando Mata sources, Misael Mejia Mejia, Jose Santos Melara Yanes, Juan Carlos Mendoza Portillo, Manuel Vicente Menjívar Esquivel, Heidy Carolina Mira Saravia, José Gabriel Murillo Duarte, Oscar Ernesto Novoa Ayala, Francisco Eduardo Ortiz Amaya, Jose Simon Paz , Mariella Peña Pinto, Manuel Mercedes Portillo Dominguez, Sergio benign Portillo Portillo, rule Carolina Ramirez, Claudia Luz Ramírez García, Ismael Recinos Lopez, Carlos Armando Reyes Ramos, Santos Adelmo Rivas Rivas, Lorenzo Rivas Echeverria, blonde Ronal Rivas Recinos, Aquilino Posada Rivera, Jackeline Noemi Rivera Avalos, David Rodriguez Rivera, Sonia Margarita Rodriguez Sigüenza, Patricia Maria Salazar de Rosales, Enrique Alberto Luis Valdes Soto, Ramon Aristides Valencia spider , Mario Eduardo Valiente Ortiz, Eugenio Donato Vaquerano Rivas, Edwin Victor Alejandro Zamora David, Cyrus Alexis Zepeda Menjivar.
Decree: Article 1.-declared the celebration of Holy week in the Department of Sonsonate, "heritage CULTURAL religious of EL SALVADOR", in recognition of the mysticism with which the sonsonateca membership commemorates Easter every year.
Article 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, seven days of the month of March of the year two thousand thirteen.
OTHON SIGFRIDO REYES MORALES, PRESIDENT.
ALBERTO ARMANDO ROMERO RODRÍGUEZ, GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE PRESIDENT.
DURAN JOSE FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, FRANCISCO ROBERTO LORENZANA, THIRD VICE PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE PRESIDENT.
ROBERTO JOSE D'AUBUISSON, fifth Vice President.
3 LORENA GUADALUPE PEÑA MENDOZA, CARMEN ELENA CALDERÓN SOL STEP, FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.
SANDRA MARLENE SALGADO GARCÍA, JOSÉ RAFAEL MACHUCA ZELAYA, THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.
IRMA PALACIOS LOURDES VASQUEZ, MARGARITA ESCOBAR, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARIAT.
FRANCISCO JOSE ZABLAH SAFIE, REYNALDO ANTONIO LOPEZ CARDOZA, SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.
Presidential House: San Salvador, nineteen days after the month of March of the year two thousand thirteen.
Publish, Carlos Mauricio Funes Cartagena, President of the Republic.
Gregory Ernesto Zelayandia Cisneros, Minister of the Interior.
D. o. No. 57 volume no. 398 date: March 22, 2013 JCH/adar 22-04-2013 legislative index
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