Source: Gaceta Oficial Ministerio de la Presidencia (Panama City)
Panama's President, Juan Carlos Varela, has announced that he would take measures so that the annual non-working public holiday of Panama on November 28, Día de la Independencia de Panamá de España, would also never again be moved from its set date.
The aforementioned decision, if it really comes to pass, in addition to last year's similar decision (02-Oct-2013), would thus abrogate fully the "Ley 70 del 28 de diciembre de 2007" (03-Jan-2008 and 30-Dec-2007) which restored the mechanism of días puente (bridge holidays) to the January 9 and November 28 annual non-working public holidays of Panama (Gaceta No. 25950 del 2 de enero de 2008).
The practice of moving mid-week public holidays to a nearby weekend had been halted by the provisions of the "Ley 51 que deroga el Decreto Ley Nº 8 de 1997, que estableció los días puentes y modifica el Articulo 46 del Código de Trabajo 03-X-1999" (01-Nov-1999).
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