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Uruguay Public Holidays Law Amended

Source: Diario Oficial de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay
Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 1996
Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2001


An amendment to the Uruguayan public holidays legislation has been gazetted, which will move the observance date of some of the Uruguayan fixed-date non-working public holidays which fall in the mid-week to a nearby Monday.

As per the aforementioned Ley 16.805 (Se establece que los feriados declarados por ley, sin perjuicio de la conmemoración de los mismos, seguirán en el régimen que se determina), fixed-date public holiday that fall on a Tuesday or Wednesday will be moved to the previous Monday, while fixed-date public holiday that fall on a Thursday or Friday will be moved to the following Monday.

Some annual public holidays that are religious in nature are exempted from the above rules (Art. 2º.- Quedan exceptuados de este régimen los feriados de Carnaval y Semana de Turismo y los correspondientes al 1º y 6 de enero, 1º de mayo, 18 de julio, 25 de agosto y 25 de diciembre, los que se continuarán observando en el día de la semana en que ocurrieren, cualquiera fuere el mismo.).



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