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Panama Long Weekends Public Holidays Gazetted

Source: Gaceta Oficial (Ministerio de la Presidencia)
Posted on Thursday, January 3, 2008


The bill restoring the mechanism of días puente (bridge holidays) to some of Panama's public holidays has finally been gazetted in the Gaceta No. 25950 del 2 de enero de 2008.

Under the aforementioned "Ley 70 del 28 de diciembre de 2007", passed late last month (2007-12-30), the first public holiday to be affected will be the upcoming Martyr's Day public holiday, which will move from Wednesday, January 9, 2008, to Monday, January 7, 2008.

The bill which got its 3rd reading last month (2007-11-29), reverses the provisions of the "Ley 51 que deroga el Decreto Ley Nº 8 de 1997, que estableció los días puentes y modifica el Articulo 46 del Código de Trabajo 03-X-1999", which abrogated the system of días puentes public holidays, a decade ago (1999-11-01).


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