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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Guatemala public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of August 2019, and covering calendar year 2020 Guatemala public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Guatemala public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Aug
  • 9
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  • Guatemala Rules-Out August 12 Electoral Public Holiday

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - Guatemala Minister of Labor, Gabriel Aguilera, has announced that the Guatemalan government would not declare Monday, August 12, 2019, as a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming second round of the 2019 general elections of Guatemala.
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  • Jun
  • 28
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  • Guatemalan Bank Holidays July 1 and 2

    Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala (Guatemala City) - The supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala (the Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced that a day in lieu bank holiday would be observed in Guatemala on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in conjunction with the annual, Día del Empleado Bancario bank holiday of Guatemala, as well as of the annual Día del Ejército non-working public holiday in Guatemala.
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  • Jun
  • 4
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  • Guatemala Electoral Public Holiday June 17

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales, has announced that the Guatemalan government has declared Monday, June 17, 2019, as a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming general elections in Guatemala.
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2018

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • Guatemalan 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - The Guatemalan Government has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Guatemala for the calendar year 2019.
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  • Oct
  • 12
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  • Guatemalan Public Holiday October 22

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - The Guatemalan Government has confirmed that the Law of Internal Tourism, gazetted on Wednesday, takes effect immediately, and not on January 1, 2019, and therefore that the upcoming October 20 annual public holiday of Guatemala will be moved to Monday, October 22, 2018.
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  • Oct
  • 11
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  • Guatemalan Public Holidays Revision Gazetted

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - The recently-voted Law of Internal Tourism which mandates that that the May 1st, June 30th and October 20th, annual public holidays, when falling on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays, should be moved to the working day immediately before or after the weekend, has been gazetted as the Decreto 19-2018.
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  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Guatemalan Bank Holidays October 12 and 19

    Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala (Guatemala City) - The supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala (the Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced that bank holidays would be observed in Guatemala on Wednesday, October 12 and Wednesday, October 19, 2018, in conjunction with the annual, Día de la Unidad Nacional and Día de la Revolución non-working public holidays of Guatemala.
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  • Sep
  • 26
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  • Guatemalan Public Holidays Revision Approved

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - The Guatemalan Assembly has finally approved the Law of Internal Tourism which mandates that that the May 1st, June 30th and October 20th, annual public holidays, when falling on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays, should be moved to the working day immediately before or after the weekend.
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  • Sep
  • 13
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  • Guatemalan Bank Holiday September 14

    Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala (Guatemala City) - The supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala (the Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced that a day in lieu bank holiday would be observed in Guatemala on Friday, September 14, 2018, in conjunction with the annual, Aniversario de la Independencia Patria non-working public holiday of Guatemala.
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  • Sep
  • 12
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  • Guatemalan 2018 Public Holidays Amended

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - The Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales, has declared a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Guatemala on Friday, September 14, 2018.
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  • Aug
  • 9
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  • Guatemalan Mulls Public Holidays Revision

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - The Guatemalan Government has submitted for accelerated consideration a Law of Internal Tourism which mandates that that public holidays falling on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays, should be moved to the working day immediately before or after the weekend.
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  • Jun
  • 27
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  • Guatemalan Bank Holidays June 29 and July 2

    Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala (Guatemala City) - The supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala (the Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced that a day in lieu bank holiday would be observed in Guatemala on Friday, June 29, 2018, in conjunction with the annual, Día del Empleado Bancario bank holiday of Guatemala, as well as of the annual Día del Ejército non-working public holiday in Guatemala.
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  • Mar
  • 13
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  • Guatemala Electoral Public Holiday April 16

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - Guatemalan vice-president, Jafeth Cabrera, has confirmed that the Guatemalan government has declared Monday, April 16, 2018, as a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming elections.
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  • Jan
  • 13
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  • Guatemalan 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - The Guatemalan Government has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Guatemala for the calendar year 2018.
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2017

  • Jun
  • 29
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  • Guatemalan Bank Holiday July 3

    Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala (Guatemala City) - The supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala (the Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced that a day in lieu bank holiday would be observed in Guatemala on Monday, July 3, 2017, in conjunction with the annual, Día del Empleado Bancario bank holiday of Guatemala, as well as of the annual Día del Ejército non-working public holiday in Guatemala.
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  • Jan
  • 15
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  • Guatemalan 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - The Guatemalan Government has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Guatemala for the calendar year 2017.
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2016

  • Jun
  • 28
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  • Guatemalan Bank Holidays July 1-4

    Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala (Guatemala City) - The supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala (the Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced that a day in lieu bank holiday would be observed in Guatemala on Monday, July 4, 2016, in conjunction with the annual, Día del Empleado Bancario bank holiday of Guatemala, as well as of the annual Día del Ejército non-working public holiday in Guatemala.
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  • Jun
  • 6
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  • Guatemalan Public Holiday July 1

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - The Guatemalan Ministry of Labour has announced that Friday, July 1, 2016, had been declared as the, day in lieu, non-working public holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming, June 30, Army Day annual public holiday ("Día del Ejército"), once again falling in the middle of the week in 2016.
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Guatemalan May 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - The Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales, has announced that Monday, May 2, 2016, would not be declared as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming "Día de los Trabajadores" annual non-working public holiday in Guatemala, falling on a Sunday in 2016.
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  • Apr
  • 28
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  • Guatemalan Bank Holiday May 2

    Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala (Guatemala City) - The supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala (the Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced that a day in lieu bank holiday would be observed in Guatemala on Monday, May 2, 2016, in conjunction with the annual, Día del Trabajo, non-working public holiday in Guatemala.
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  • Jan
  • 25
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  • Guatemalan 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - The Guatemalan Government has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Guatemala for the calendar year 2016.
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  • Jan
  • 15
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  • Guatemalan 2016 Bank Holidays Announced

    Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala (Guatemala City) - The supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala (the Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced the list of Guatemalan bank holidays for the calendar year 2016, in addition to the soon to be released list of 2016 public holidays in Guatemala.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Guatemalan Bank Holiday December 31

    Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala (Guatemala City) - The supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala (the Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced that a one-off bank holiday would be observed in Guatemala on Thursday, December 31, 2015.
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  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Guatemala Declares November 2 Public Holiday

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - The Government of Guatemala, in an abrupt about-face, released the "Acuerdo Gubernativo 223-2015, del 30 de octubre" which declares Monday, November 2, 2015, as a day in lieu non-working public sector holiday and bank holiday in Guatemala, on account of the upcoming "Día de Todos los Santos" annual public holiday, falling on a Sunday in 2015.
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  • Oct
  • 30
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  • Guatemalan November 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - The Guatemalan Ministry of Labour has announced that Monday, November 2, 2015, would not be declared as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming "Día de Todos los Santos" annual public holiday, falling on a Sunday in 2015.
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  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Guatemala Electoral Public Holiday October 26

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - The Guatemalan government has declared Monday, October 26, 2015, as a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming presidential elections.
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  • Oct
  • 18
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  • Guatemalan October 19 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - The Guatemalan Ministry of Labour has announced that Monday, October 19, 2015, would not be declared as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming Revolution Day annual public holiday, falling in the middle of the week in 2015.
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  • Oct
  • 9
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  • Guatemalan Bank Holiday October 12

    Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala (Guatemala City) - The supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala (the Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced that, in line with, the upcoming annual "Día de la Raza" bank holiday of Guatemala would be observed on Monday, October 12, 2015.
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  • Jun
  • 18
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  • Guatemalan Public Holiday June 29

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - The Guatemalan Ministry of Labour has announced that Monday, June 29, 2015, had been declared as the, day in lieu, non-working public holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming Army Day annual public holiday ("Día del Ejército"), falling in the middle of the week in 2015.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Guatemalan 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - The Guatemalan Government has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Guatemala for the calendar year 2015.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Guatemalan 2015 Bank Holidays Announced

    Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala (Guatemala City) - The supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala (the Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced the list of Guatemalan bank holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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  • Oct
  • 29
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  • Guatemalan Public Holiday October 31

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - In a Governmental Decree signed by signed by Guatemalan President, Otto Perez Molina, Interior Minister, Mauricio Lopez Bonilla, and Secretary General of the Presidency, Gustavo Martinez, the day of Friday, October 31, 2014, was declared a one-off non-working public holiday for Guatemala's public sector ("permiso laboral con goce de salario a los servidores de la administración pública").
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2013

  • Dec
  • 18
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  • Guatemalan 2014 Bank Holidays Announced

    Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala (Guatemala City) - The supervisory organ of the Guatemalan Government in charge of the banking sector (Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced the list of Guatemalan bank holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2014.
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  • Jun
  • 26
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  • Guatemalan Public Holiday July 1st

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - The Guatemalan Minister of Labour, Carlos Contreras, has announced that Monday, July 1st, 2013, had been declared a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming Army Day public holiday (Día del Ejército), which falls on a Sunday this year.
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2012

  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Guatemalan 2013 Bank Holidays Announced

    Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala (Guatemala City) - The supervisory organ of the Guatemalan Government in charge of the banking sector (Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced the list of Guatemalan bank holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2013.
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  • Sep
  • 13
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  • Guatemalan School Holiday September 14

    El Quetzalteco (Guatemala City) - The Guatemalan Ministry of Education has announced that Friday, September 14, 2012, would be a school holiday ("clases en escuelas e institutos públicos solo se suspenderán el viernes, por feriado") on account of the upcoming, September 15, Independence Day non-working public holiday.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 14
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  • Guatemalan 2012 Bank Holidays Announced

    Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala (Guatemala City) - The supervisory organ of the Guatemalan Government in charge of the banking sector (Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced the list of Guatemalan bank holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2012.
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  • Nov
  • 2
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  • Guatemala Electoral Public Holiday November 7

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - The Guatemalan President, Álvaro Colom Caballeros, has declared Monday, November 7, 2011, as a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Guatemala on account of the second round of the current presidential elections.
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  • Sep
  • 7
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  • Guatemala Electoral Public Holiday September 12

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - The Guatemalan President, Álvaro Colom Caballeros, has declared Monday, September 12, 2011, as a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Guatemala on account of the first round of the upcoming presidential elections.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Guatemala Amends Bank Holidays Again

    Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala (Guatemala City) - The supervisory organ of the Guatemalan Government in charge of the banking sector (Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has once again revised the list of annual bank holidays in Guatemala and afferent rules thereto.
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  • Nov
  • 16
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  • Guatemala Revises Public Holidays Laws

    Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) - The Guatemalan Parliament (Congreso de la República) has passed in its final vote a law that amends the date of Guatemalan public holidays when they fall on a mid-week date.
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  • May
  • 13
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  • Guatemala Movable Public Holidays Update

    Diario de Centro América (Guatemala City) - The Comisión de Economía y Comercio Exterior of Guatemala's Congress is considering a bill that would move mid-week public holidays to a nearby Monday.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 17
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  • Guatemala Amends Bank Holidays

    Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala (Guatemala City) - The supervisory organ of the Guatemalan Government in charge of the banking sector (Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has revised the list of annual bank holidays in Guatemala and afferent rules thereto.
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  • Jan
  • 21
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  • Guatemala To Consider Moving Mid-Week Public Holidays

    Prensa Libre (Guatemala City) - In a recent interview, Mariano Beltranena, the president of Guatemala's Chamber of Tourism (Cámara Guatemalteca de Turismo, or Camtur), has indicated that his organization will sponsor a new law to move mid-week public holidays to the nearest Friday or Monday, as is done in many other Latin American countries.
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2007

  • Aug
  • 24
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  • Guatemala Declares One-Off Public Holiday On September 10

    Telediario 3 - The President of Guatemala, Oscar Berger, announced, earlier today, that he had declared Monday, September 10, 2007, as a one-off public holiday to compensate people for traveling back, often far, to their place of electoral registration, for the Presidential and Legislative elections on the day before.
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  • Apr
  • 16
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  • Guatemala's Teachers Asking For Additional Public Holidays

    La Prensa Libre - Guatemala's Teachers' Union is currently renegotiating its collective agreement with the government.
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See also: Guatemala bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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