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Dominican Republic Public Holidays Amended
 
(Posted on Thursday, January 6, 2011)

Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo)

The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued the Resolución No. 01/2011 which specifies 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.

As per the aforementioned resolution; "Se declara día feriado, de fiesta nacional y no se cambia la fecha de su celebración el martes 16 de agosto del año 2011, día de la Restauración de la República".

In the late nineties (19-Jun-1997), The Congress of the Dominican Republic passed the "Ley No. 139-97 mediante la cual los días feriados del calendario que coincidan con los días martes y miércoles, jueves o viernes serán trasladados de fecha" which moves some of the fixed-date mid-week public holidays to the nearest Monday.

However, a couple of years ago (21-Feb-2008), a Supreme Court ruling declared 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.

Nonetheless, the 2011 observance of the August 16 non-working public holiday was specified as Monday, August 15, 2011, in last fall's announcement (04-Nov-2010) by the Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic of the official listing of public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the year 2011.

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Dominican Republic bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
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Dominican Republic 2017 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
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Dominican Republic 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
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• 2017-08-02: Dominican Republic Mulls Mid-Week Public Holidays Repeal
• 2011-08-14: Dominican Republic Declares August 16 Public Holiday
• 2011-07-21: Dominican Republic Moves Restoration Day Public Holiday
• 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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