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Dominican Republic Moves Restoration Day Public Holiday
 
(Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2011)

Source: Centro de Informacion Gubernamental (Santo Domingo)

The Dominican Republic Ministry of Labour has announced that, contrary to what it had officially announced last fall, the non-working public holiday for the upcoming Restoration Day (Día de la Restauración) will be on Tuesday, August 16, 2011.

At the time when the official list of 2011 public holidays in the Dominican Republic was released (04-Nov-2010), we had commented that the listed date of Monday, August 15, 2011, for the Restoration Day public holiday was odd.

The reason was that the initial announcement of the list of 2011 public holidays in the Dominican Republic, ran counter to the 2008 Supreme Court decision (21-Feb-2008) which had declared as unconstitutional, articles 1-2-4 of law 139-97, which move the August 16 Restoration Day public holiday to the following Monday, whenever it falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday (19-Jun-1997).

A government announcement (Resolución No. 01/2011) in January (06-Jan-2011) specified that, in 2011, the August 16, Restoration Day, non-working public holiday will be observed on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, and not on the nearest Monday. However that announcement went largely unnoticed in the general public.

As August 16 fell on a Saturday/Sunday/Monday in 2008/2009/2010, the aforementioned ruling was only to have a concrete effect, for the first time, in 2011, and as such was apparently overlooked by the Ministry of Labour in its initial announcement of the official list of 2011 public holidays in the Dominican Republic.

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Dominican Republic bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (July 2011)
Dominican Republic 2017 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Dominican Republic 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Dominican Republic 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
Dominican Republic 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Dominican Republic 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
• 2017-08-02: Dominican Republic Mulls Mid-Week Public Holidays Repeal
• 2011-08-14: Dominican Republic Declares August 16 Public Holiday
• 2011-01-06: Dominican Republic Public Holidays Amended
• 2010-11-04: Dominican Republic 2011 Public Holidays Announced
• 2008-02-21: Dominican Republic Supreme Court Changes Restoration Day Holiday
• 1997-06-19: Dominican Republic Implements Movable Public Holidays


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