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Nicaragua Public Holidays December 8-9

Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB)
Posted: Friday, December 6, 2013
Most recent follow-up news item: December 2, 2020

Nicaragua's Ministry of Labour (MITRAB), through its minister, Alba Luz Torres Briones, has announced that Monday, December 9, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday in Nicaragua to compensate the annual Immaculate Conception Day public holiday falling on a Sunday.

Last-minute tinkering of Nicaraguan public holidays usually takes the form of declaring bridge holidays (2013-05-24, 2012-05-28, 2012-04-25 and 2011-05-28), rather than day in lieu public holidays (2013-09-14).

Article 68 of the Nicaraguan Labour Code does state that holidays that fall on Sundays are either financially compensated, or an alternative date is given. But giving the alternate date on the following Monday is not a regular practice; these extra days tend to be added to paid vacations, or to complete the afternoon-only public holidays of May 30 (2013-05-24) and November 2 (2012-10-31).

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