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Costa Rica's Attempt To Fix July 25 Public Holiday Bogged Down In Parliament

Source: Diario Extra
Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2008
Most recent follow-up news item: June 19, 2009


An initiative in Parliament to make the Guanacaste Annexation public holiday always fall on its historic date of July 25 (as opposed to the nearest Monday, as is the case since law 8604 of 2007) has been thwarted by a procedural deluge of 237 motions tabled by the Libertarian Party (who had instituted the 2007 law moving some public holidays to the nearest Monday).

The bill fixing the Guanacaste Annexation public holiday to July 25 may eventually pass, but not in time for 2008.

Recall that last year (2007-10-05) an amendment was passed, removing August 15 from the list of 4 public holidays that are moved to the following Monday, when they fall on a mid-week weekday (2005-03-17).



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