homeworldwide public holidaysnews and updatesdominican republic > this page

Dominican Republic Mid-Week Public Holidays Update

Source: Centro de Informacion Gubernamental (Santo Domingo)
Posted: Friday, January 28, 2011
Most recent follow-up news item: August 2, 2017

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.

Links and References

Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Dominican Republic Mid-Week Public Holidays Update" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.