Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo)
The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Thursday, August 16, 2012, will be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Restauración non-working public holiday.
The aforementioned announcement is in line with last fall's official listing of public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the year 2012 (01-Nov-2011).
A few years ago (21-Feb-2008), the Dominican Republic's Supreme Court declared as unconstitutional, articles 1-2-4 of law 139-97 (19-Jun-1997), which move the August 16 Restoration Day public holiday to the following Monday, whenever it falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. The change in calculation rule took place immediately, but as August 16 fell on a Saturday/Sunday/Monday in 2008/2009/2010, the ruling began to have a concrete effect, for the first time last year (14-Aug-2011).
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