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Costa Rican Public Holiday July 25

Source: La Nación (San José)
Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013
Most recent follow-up news item: July 2, 2020

Costa Rica's Minister of Labour has once again confirmed that the upcoming día de la Anexión del Partido de Nicoya non-working public holiday would be observed on Thursday, July 25, 2013, as per the amended public holidays legislation of Costa Rica.

Four 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 had been made immovable again 2 years before (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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