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Puerto Rico Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Puerto Rico public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of April 2019, and covering calendar year 2020 Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rico public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Apr
  • 30
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  • Puerto Rico 2020 Public Holidays Announced

    Oficina de Administración y Transformación de los Recursos Humanos en el Gobierno de Puerto (OATRH) - The public sector's human resources department of the government of Puerto Rico (OATRH) has released its annual "Memorando Especial", which lists Puerto Rico's public sector holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2020.
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2018

  • Jul
  • 21
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  • Puerto Rico Rules-Out July 25 and 27 Public Holidays

    Oficina de Administración y Transformación de los Recursos Humanos en el Gobierno de Puerto (OATRH) - The director of the Office of Administration and Transformation of Human Resources of the Government of Puerto Rico (OATRH), Nydza Irizarry Algarín, has released a statement ruling-out the rumoured upcoming declaration of July 25 and 27, 2018, as one-off government public sector holidays in Puerto Rico.
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  • Jul
  • 19
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  • Puerto Rico 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Oficina de Administración y Transformación de los Recursos Humanos en el Gobierno de Puerto (OATRH) - The public sector's human resources department of the government of Puerto Rico (OATRH) has released its annual "Memorando Especial 21-2018", which lists Puerto Rico's public sector holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2019.
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  • Apr
  • 2
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  • Puerto Rico Senate Votes Public Holidays Reversal

    Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado (ORHELO) - Puerto Rico's Senate has approved, and sent to the Lower House (Cámara de Representantes), the "Proyecto del Senado 460" which reverses the cancellation of the annual public holiday of Puerto Rico on July 25 (Día de la Constitución del Estado Libre Asociado) and its replacement with a new annual non-working public holiday, the "Día de la Ciudadanía Americana".
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2017

  • Apr
  • 28
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  • 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".
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  • Mar
  • 24
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  • 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.
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2016

  • Jun
  • 11
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  • 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.
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2015

  • Oct
  • 21
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  • 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.
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  • May
  • 6
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  • 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.
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  • Jan
  • 8
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  • 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.
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2014

  • Oct
  • 26
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  • 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.
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  • Jul
  • 29
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  • 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".
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  • Jul
  • 23
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  • 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".
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  • Jul
  • 19
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  • 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".
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  • Jul
  • 1
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  • Puerto Rico House Approves Public Holidays Reduction

    Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado (ORHELO) - The House of Representatives of Puerto Rico has, in turn, approved the report of the Committee of Conference on the Proyecto del Senado 1113 which gives legislative form to the recent proposal by the Governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro García Padilla, to reduce the number of annual public sector holidays in Puerto Rico from 19 to 15.
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  • Jun
  • 27
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  • Puerto Rico Senate Votes Public Holidays Reduction

    Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado (ORHELO) - The Senate of Puerto Rico has passed the Proyecto del Senado 1113 which gives legislative form to the recent proposal by the Governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro García Padilla, to reduce the number of annual public sector holidays in Puerto Rico from 19 to 15.
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  • May
  • 22
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  • Puerto Rico Public Sector Holidays Reduction Momentum

    Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado (ORHELO) - The Office of Training and Advisory Committee on Labor Affairs and Human Resources Administration (OCALARH) of Puerto Rico's government has endorsed the recent proposal by the Governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro García Padilla, to reduce the number of annual public sector holidays in Puerto Rico.
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  • May
  • 12
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  • Puerto Rico Public Sector Holidays Reduction Update

    Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado (ORHELO) - The Governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro García Padilla, has submitted another proposal to 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".
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  • Mar
  • 29
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  • 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.
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  • Mar
  • 19
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  • 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 reduce the number of annual public sector holidays in Puerto Rico for the upcoming fiscal year 2014/2015.
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2013

  • Oct
  • 12
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  • 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.
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  • Sep
  • 14
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  • 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.
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2012

  • Aug
  • 22
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  • 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.
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  • Aug
  • 20
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  • 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.
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  • Jul
  • 9
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  • 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.
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  • Jun
  • 19
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  • 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.
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  • Mar
  • 20
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  • 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.
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2011

  • Aug
  • 23
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  • 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.
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  • Aug
  • 22
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  • 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 Tuesday, August 23, 2011, as another one-off non-working public sector holiday on account of the current tropical storm Irene.
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  • Aug
  • 21
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  • Puerto Rico Hurricane Public Holiday August 22

    Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado (ORHELO) - Puerto Rico's interim Governor, Kenneth McClintock, has declared Monday, August 22, 2011, as yet another one-off non-working public sector holiday, this time on account of the upcoming tropical storm Irene.
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  • Aug
  • 2
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  • Puerto Rico Hurricane Public Holiday August 2

    Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado (ORHELO) - Puerto Rico's Governor, Luis G. Fortuño Burset, has declared Wednesday, August 3, 2011, as another one-off non-working public sector holiday on account of the current tropical storm Emily.
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  • Jul
  • 31
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  • Puerto Rico Hurricane Public Holiday August 2

    Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado (ORHELO) - Puerto Rico's Governor, Luis G. Fortuño Burset, has declared Tuesday, August 2, 2011, as a one-off non-working public sector holiday on account of the impending tropical storm Emily.
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  • Jul
  • 26
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  • Puerto Rico 2012 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. 17-2011", which lists the public sector holidays for the calendar year 2012.
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  • Jun
  • 7
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  • Puerto Rico's Senate Votes March 30 Public Holiday

    El Nuevo Día (San Juan) - Puerto Rico's Senate has approved by 26 votes to 0 (and no abstention) the establishment of a new annual public holiday, on March 30, to commemorate veterans of the Vietnam war.
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  • Apr
  • 1
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  • Puerto Rico Declares Maundy Thursday Public Sector Holiday

    Primera Hora (San Juan) - Puerto Rico's Governor, Luis Fortuño, has announced that the upcoming Maundy Thursday, on April 21, 2011, would be a one-off public sector holiday.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 6
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  • Puerto Rico Public Holidays Law Amended

    Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado (ORHELO) - Puerto Rico's legislation governing annual non-working public sector holidays has been amended.
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  • Aug
  • 30
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  • Puerto Rico Hurricane Public Holiday Today

    Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado (ORHELO) - Puerto Rico's Governor, Luis G. Fortuño Burset, has declared Monday, August 30, 2010, as a one-off half-day non-working public sector holiday, beginning at 12:00, on account of the impending tropical storm Earl.
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  • Apr
  • 5
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  • Puerto Rico 2011 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. 11-2010", which lists the public sector holidays for the calendar year 2011.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 8
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  • Puerto Rico 2010 Public Holidays Amended

    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. 28 - 2009", which amends the list of public sector holidays for the year 2010.
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  • Sep
  • 3
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  • Puerto Rico Hurricane Public Holiday Today

    Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado (ORHELO) - Puerto Rico's Governor, Luis G. Fortuño, has declared Thursday, September 3, 2009, as a one-off half-day non-working public sector holiday, beginning at 14:00, on account of the impending tropical storm Erika.
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  • Aug
  • 10
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  • Puerto Rico 2010 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. 11-2009", which lists the public sector holidays for the year 2010.
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  • Jun
  • 23
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  • Puerto Rico To Consolidate Public Sector Holidays

    Primera Hora (San Juan) - Puerto Rico's Chamber of Representatives has approved, and sent to the Senate, the Proyecto de la Cámara 1387 which would sharply reduce the number of public sector holidays in Puerto Rico.
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  • Apr
  • 6
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  • Puerto Rico Considering Reduction Of Public Sector Holidays

    Primera Hora (San Juan) - The Vice-President of Puerto Rico's House of Representatives, Gabriel Rodríguez Aguiló, has introduced a bill, Proyecto de la Cámara 1387, which would reduce the number of public sector holidays in Puerto Rico, from the current 19 to 15.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Puerto Rico Announces Year-End Public Sector Holidays

    Primera Hora (Guaynabo) - Puerto Rico's Governor, Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, has declared 4 additional days of public sector holidays for the end of this year. These 4 additional public sector holidays are: December 24, 26 and 31, as well as January 2.
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  • Nov
  • 24
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  • Puerto Rico Public Sector Holiday On November 28

    Prensa Asociada - Puerto Rico's Governor, Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, announced through the state human resources agency (ORHELA), that public sector workers would be on holiday, Friday, November 28, 2008, to bridge the gap between the Thanksgiving public holiday and the upcoming weekend.
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  • Jun
  • 13
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  • Puerto Rico 2009 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. 7-2008", which lists the public sector holidays for the year 2009.
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2007

  • Jul
  • 20
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  • Puerto Rico: First Civil Service Announcement Of A July 26 Bridge Holiday

    El Nuevo Día - The President of the Supreme Court, Federico Hernández Denton, announced that all tribunals and their personnel would be taking Thursday July 26 as a bridge public holiday.
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  • Jun
  • 14
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  • Puerto Rico 2008 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. 13-2007", which lists the public sector holidays for the year 2008.
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2006

  • Jun
  • 5
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  • Puerto Rico 2007 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. 19-2006", which lists the public sector holidays for the year 2007.
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2005

  • Jun
  • 14
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  • Puerto Rico 2006 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. 18-2005", which lists the public sector holidays for the year 2006.
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See also: Puerto Rico bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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