Source:Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo)
Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué confirming that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Thursday, June 19, 2014, would be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Corpus Christi non-working public holiday.
In addition, the aforementioned communiqué announces that August 16, 2014, will be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Restauración non-working public holiday. Recall that 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, only recently (2012-06-14 and 2011-08-14).
The aforementioned announcements are in line with last fall's official listing of public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the year 2014 (2013-10-24).
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