Costa Rica Set To Keep July 25 Public Holiday Fixed
Source:La Nación (San José)
Posted: Saturday, November 29, 2008
Most recent follow-up news item: July 2, 2020
Costa Rica's 2005 movable public holidays law is set to suffer one more blow as Costa Rican deputies have introduced a bill that would the practice of moving the July 25, "Anexión de Guanacaste", public holiday to the nearest Monday, when it fall on a mid-week weekday.
The 2005 law (2005-03-17) specified that 4 public holidays would move from mid-week to the following Monday; April 11, July 25, August 15, and October 12.
But, the August 15 public holiday had already been fixed again last year (2007-10-05), after a previous failed last-minute attempt (2007-08-10), now leaving only 2 of the original 4 moving public holidays, April 11, and October 12.
Note that, even if it passes, this new law would have no concrete effect until 2012, as July 25 falls on a Saturday, Sunday and Monday, in 2009, 2010, and 2011, weekdays that are not affected by the public holidays law in its current form.
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