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Dominican Republic Public Holiday May 20

Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo)
Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2012


The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué announcing that, as per the provisions of electoral law, Sunday, May 20, 2012, the date of the upcoming presidential election will be an official non-working public holiday.

The aforementioned announcement ("el domingo 20 de mayo, día en que los dominicanos ejercerán su derecho al voto para elegir al próximo presidente, será feriado") follows custom (2008-05-14) as well as the 1997 "Ley No. 139-97 mediante la cual los días feriados del calendario que coincidan con los días martes y miércoles, jueves o viernes" (1997-06-19).

The Ministry of Labour does go on to rule-out any public holiday before or after the date of the election ("el viernes 18 y lunes 21 de este mes son laborables").


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