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Dominican Republic 2016 Public Holidays Announced
 
(Posted on Saturday, October 31, 2015)

Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo)

The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has announced its annual official finalized listing of non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2016.

As usual (31-Oct-2014, 24-Oct-2013, and 27-Nov-2012), the list of non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2016, as announced by the Secretary of State for Labour, refers itself to the 1997 "Ley No. 139-97 mediante la cual los días feriados del calendario que coincidan con los días martes y miércoles, jueves o viernes" (19-Jun-1997).

Attempts to amend the Ley No. 139-97 have been numerous, and have in some cases progressed far, adding Easter Monday as a new annual non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic (01-Apr-2013), and trying to fix back to their set dates the January 6 and 26 annual non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic (02-Dec-2014 and 27-Jul-2013), but never made it to final ratification.

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• 2012-11-27: Dominican Republic 2013 Public Holidays Announced
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