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Costa Rican October 12 Public Holiday Moved

Source: La Nación (San José)
Posted: Monday, October 8, 2012

Costa Rica's Minister of Labour has confirmed that the upcoming día del encuentro de culturas non-working public holiday would be observed on Monday, October 15, 2012, as per the amended public holidays legislation of Costa Rica.

Three years ago (2009-06-26), Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly passed a bill, proposed the previous fall (2008-11-29), and passed in the lower house the week before (2009-06-19), which fixes the date of the observance of the Guanacaste Annexation public holiday to July 25, regardless of the weekday on which July 25 occurs.

This legislation was the latest step in the legislative unraveling of the Abel Pacheco administration 2005 law (2005-03-17) which specified that 4 public holidays would move from mid-week to the following Monday (April 11, July 25, August 15, and October 12).

The August 15 public holiday was made immovable 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.

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