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A preview of the Puerto Rico bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2021, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Puerto Rico Public Holidays in 2021 Observance*
Jan.    Fri New Year's Day (Día de Año Nuevo)
        Wed Epiphany (Día de Reyes)
        Mon Martin Luther King Jr Day Bnk+Gov
Feb.    Mon Día de los Próceres Puertorriqueños Bnk+Gov
Mar.    Tue Día de la Ciudadanía Americana Bnk+Gov
        Mon Emancipation Day (Día de la Abolición de la Esclavitud) Bnk+Gov
Apr.    Fri Good Friday
        Sun Easter Sunday (Domingo de Pascuas)
May     Sun Mothers' Day (Día de la Madres)
        Mon Memorial Day Bnk+Gov
June    Sun Fathers' Day (Día de los Padres)
July    Sun Independence Day Bnk+Gov
        Mon Independence Day Holiday Government
Sep.    Mon Labor Day (y Día de Santiago Iglesias Pantín) Bnk+Gov
Oct.    Mon Colombus Day (Día del Descubrimiento de América) Bnk+Gov
Nov.    Thu Veterans Day Bnk+Gov
        Fri Puerto Rico Discovery Day Bnk+Gov
        Thu Thanksgiving Day
Dec.    Fri Christmas Eve (Día de Noche Buena) Gov+Aft
        Sat Christmas Day (Día de Navidad)
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

28 Apr 2017 Puerto Rico 2017-2018 Public Holidays Amended (Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) Puerto Rico's Senate has approved, and sent to Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares for his signature, the "Proyecto de ley de la Cámara 938" which cancels the annual public holiday of Puerto Rico on July 25 (Día de la Constitución del Estado Libre Asociado) and replaces it with a new annual non-working public holiday, the "Día de la Ciudadanía Americana".  24 Mar 2017 Puerto Rico 2018 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 2018.  11 Jun 2016 Puerto Rico 2017 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 2017.  21 Oct 2015 Puerto Rico Public Holidays Reduction Law Amended (Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) The Senate of Puerto Rico has amended last year's law amending the list of Puerto Rican annual non-working public holidays by lumping 4 of the current annual non-working public sector holidays of Puerto Rico into one.  06 May 2015 Puerto Rico 2016 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 2016.  08 Jan 2015 Puerto Rico January 12 Public Holiday Status (Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) The public sector's human resources department of the government of Puerto Rico (ORHELA) has reminded the population that, as per last summer's amendments to the law regulating public holidays in Puerto Rico, the initially-announced annual non-working public holiday of January 12, 2015, in Puerto Rico, was no longer a non-working public holiday.  26 Oct 2014 Puerto Rico Amended 2015 Public Holidays Released (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 amended version of its annual "Memorando Especial", which lists Puerto Rico's public sector holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2015, based on last summer's amendments to the law regulating public holidays in Puerto Rico.  29 Jul 2014 Puerto Rico Public Holidays Reduction Becomes Law (Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) The Governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro García Padilla, has finally signed into law the "Proyecto del Senado 1113", which immediately reduces the number of annual non-working public sector holidays in Puerto Rico, by lumping 4 of the current annual non-working public sector holidays of Puerto Rico into one, the "Día de los Próceres Puertorriqueños".  23 Jul 2014 Puerto Rico Delays Public Holidays Reduction (Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) The Governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro García Padilla, has announced that he would wait until next week to sign into law the "Proyecto del Senado 1113", which he was to sign this present week, thus reducing the number of annual public sector holidays in Puerto Rico, by combining 4 of the current annual non-working public sector holidays of Puerto Rico into one, the "Día de los Próceres Puertorriqueños".  19 Jul 2014 Puerto Rico To Enact Public Holidays Reduction Next Week (Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) The Governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro García Padilla, has announced through the Governor's Mansion Press Secretary, Jesús Manuel Ortiz, that he would sign into law next week, probably Tuesday, the "Proyecto del Senado 1113" which was recently reconciled between the House and Senate of Puerto Rico, and which will reduce the number of annual public sector holidays in Puerto Rico, by combining 4 of the current annual non-working public sector holidays of Puerto Rico into one, the "Día de los Próceres Puertorriqueños".  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: were reduced from 19 to 15 by the Proyecto del Senado 1113 of July 2014.  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: UnitedHealthcare Global (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. 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 2021 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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