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Panama Institutes Long Weekend Public Holidays

Source: Asamblea Legislativa (Panama)
Posted: Friday, July 4, 1997
Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2007


Panama's President, Ernesto Pérez Balladares, has issued an Executive Decree (Decreto Ley Nº8 del 2 de junio 1997, que Establecio los Dias Puentes y Modifica el Articulo 46 del Codigo de Trabajo) which moves some fixed-date public holidays to the nearest weekend.

The bill, which is aimed at promoting internal tourism through the creation of 3-day weekends, would not apply to religious holidays.



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