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The spokesman for the Dominican Liberation Party, Gustavo Sanchez, has submitted another bill to amend the legislation which moves mid-week public holidays to the nearest Monday.
The aforementioned bill would repeal the law, named "Ley No. 139-97 mediante la cual los días feriados del calendario que coincidan con los días martes y miércoles, jueves o viernes serán trasladados de fecha" and which excludes the following public holidays from its scope: January 1st, January 21, February 27, August 16 (on any inauguration year), September 24, and December 25.
Ever since its passage (1997-06-19), the Ley No. 139-97 is regularly attacked (2010-06-18, 2010-02-09, 2009-11-22, 2009-11-08, and 2008-05-24) by many who think that moving religious holidays is blaspheme, while the move of historical national holidays is unpatriotic.
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