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Honduras Amends Public Holidays Legislation

Source: Gaceta Oficial
Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2003
Most recent follow-up news item: April 26, 2022

Honduras' President, Ricardo Maduro, has signed into law Decreto 50-2003 which moves fixed date public holidays that fall mid-week to the following Monday.

Article 2 of the Decree specifies that fixed-date public holidays that fall on a Saturday or Sunday, do not get moved to the following Monday.

In addition, Article 1 exempts the following fixed-date public holidays from the scope of the Decree: January 1st, May 1st, September 15, and December 25.

Finally, Article 3, only applicable to the year 2003, moves the public holidays of Sunday, October 12, and Tuesday, October 21, 2003, to the beginning of Easter week; namely to Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15 and 16, 2003.

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