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Dominican Republic Public Holiday August 16

Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo)
Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has once again issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Saturday, August 16, 2014, would be the date of the official annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Restauración non-working public holiday.

The aforementioned announcement is in line with last fall's official listing of public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the year 2014 (2013-10-24).

A few years ago (2008-02-21), the Dominican Republic's Supreme Court declared as unconstitutional, articles 1-2-4 of law 139-97 (1997-06-19), which move the August 16 Restoration Day public holiday to the following Monday, whenever it falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. The change in calculation rule took place immediately, but as August 16 fell on a Saturday/Sunday/Monday in 2008/2009/2010, the ruling began to have a concrete effect, for the first time three years later (2013-08-09, 2012-06-14 and 2011-08-14).

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