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Puerto Rico bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

April ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name Observance*
Fri Good Friday
Sun Easter Sunday (Domingo de Pascuas)
* Mon José de Diego Day (y Día de Reafirmación del Idioma Español) Bnk+Gov
Sun Mothers' Day (Día de la Madres)
* Mon Memorial Day Bnk+Gov
Sun Fathers' Day (Día de los Padres)
* Fri Independence Day Bnk+Gov
* Mon Luis Muñoz Rivera Day Government
* Fri Constitution Day Bnk+Gov
* Sun José Celso Barbosa's Birthday Bnk+Gov
* Mon José Celso Barbosa Holiday Government
* Mon Labor Day (y Día de Santiago Iglesias Pantín) Bnk+Gov
* Sun Colombus Day (Día del Descubrimiento de América) Bnk+Gov
* Mon Colombus Day Holiday Government
* Tue Veterans' Day Bnk+Gov
* Wed Puerto Rico Discovery Day Bnk+Gov
Thu Thanksgiving Day
* Wed Christmas Eve (Día de Noche Buena) Afternoon
Thu Christmas Day (Día de Navidad)
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Recent News and Updates

29 Mar 2014 Puerto Rico 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) The public sector's human resources department of the government of Puerto Rico (ORHELA) has released its annual "Memorando Especial", which lists Puerto Rico's public sector holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2015.  19 Mar 2014 Puerto Rico Mulls Public Sector Holidays Reduction (Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) The Puerto Rican senator, María Teresa González, has submitted a proposal to sharply reduced the number of annual public sector holidays in Puerto Rico for the upcoming fiscal year 2014/2015.  12 Oct 2013 Puerto Rico October 14 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) The public sector's human resources department of the government of Puerto Rico (Oficina de Capacitación y Asesoramiento en Asuntos Laborales y de Administración de Recursos Humanos - ORHELA) has issued a statement stating that Monday, October 14, 2013, was not a non-working public holiday in Puerto Rico on account of the annual Día del Descubrimiento de América (Día de la Raza) public holiday.  14 Sep 2013 Puerto Rico 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) The public sector's human resources department of the government of Puerto Rico (ORHELA) has released the annual "Memorando Especial", which lists Puerto Rico's public sector holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2014.  22 Aug 2012 Puerto Rico Hurricane Public Holiday August 23 (Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) Puerto Rico's Governor, Luis G. Fortuño Burset, has declared Thursday, August 23, 2012, as yet another one-off non-working public sector holiday, on account of the current tropical storm Isaac.  20 Aug 2012 Puerto Rico Hurricane Public Holiday August 22 (Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) Puerto Rico's Governor, Luis G. Fortuño Burset, has declared Wednesday, August 22, 2012, as another one-off non-working public sector holiday, this time on account of the upcoming tropical storm Isaac.  09 Jul 2012 Puerto Rico Public Holiday July 26 (Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) Puerto Rico's Governor, Luis Fortuño, has declared another additional one-off public sector holiday, on Thursday, July 26, 2012.  19 Jun 2012 Puerto Rico 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) The public sector's human resources department of the government of Puerto Rico (ORHELA) has released the "Memorando Especial Núm. 10-2012", which lists Puerto Rico's public sector holidays for the calendar year 2013.  20 Mar 2012 Puerto Rico Declares 2 Additional Public Holidays (Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) Puerto Rico's Governor, Luis Fortuño, has declared 2 additional one-off public sector holidays, on Friday, March 23, 2012, and on Thursday, April 5, 2012.  23 Aug 2011 Puerto Rico Hurricane Public Holiday August 24 (Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) Puerto Rico's Governor, Luis G. Fortuño Burset, has declared Wednesday, August 24, 2011, as another one-off non-working public sector holiday on account of the current tropical storm Irene.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Puerto Rico public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Laws: The list, dates, and observances, of official public holidays in Puerto Rico are regulated by the "Ley para Regular las Operaciones de Establecimientos Comerciales" (also known as the "Ley de Cierre") and the "Código Político, Artículo 387".  Public Sector Holidays: Although Puerto Rico has an impressive tally of días feriados oficiales de Puerto Rico (official Puerto Rican public holidays) and días feriados federales (federal public holidays from the US), only civil servants observe all 21 Puerto Rican and federal public holidays.  Puerto Rico International Codes PR and PRI (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .pr (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Puerto Rico information and news: ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Puerto Rico maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Puerto Rico), and Wikipedia (includes Puerto Rico commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Puerto Rico, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. For more information, see our pages on the religious calendars of the world. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Puerto Rico, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Puerto Rico, before planning any trip to Puerto Rico. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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