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The thought of spending your next feriado indoors, without alcohol, waiting in line at a polling booth (for those of you voting) or idling the hours away might be cause enough to make you break out in stress rashes.

Thank God it won’t come to that, then: after initially refusing to move November 23rd’s holiday to the following weekend, Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández changed his mind and announced today that the feriado will be moved to the weekend of November 27.

National Sovereignty Day (Día de la Soberanía Nacional) commemorates a battle in which a small Argentine fleet fought against the Anglo-French Navy in 1845. So spread out in the sand and crack open a drink, because what better way to celebrate the ending of a blockade on the Rio de la Plata almost 120 years ago?

If you somehow still haven’t heard, this year’s presidential elections were pretty historic and will see Mauricio Macri and Daniel Scioli face off in a second round on November 22nd. Which means we’ve got an extra month of Macri and Scioli bombarding us with messages, balloons, slogans and dance moves.

So use the long weekend to drink away forget the horror that is an elongated presidential campaign.