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Dominican Republic Implements Movable Public Holidays

Source: Informe Judicial (Santo Domingo)
Posted: Thursday, June 19, 1997
Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2019


The Congress of the Dominican Republic has passed Ley No. 139-97 which moves some of the fixed-date mid-week public holidays to the nearest Monday.

The law, named "Ley No. 139-97 mediante la cual los días feriados del calendario que coincidan con los días martes y miércoles, jueves o viernes serán trasladados de fecha" excludes the following public holidays from its scope: January 1st, January 21, February 27, August 16 (on any inauguration year), September 24, and December 25.



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