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Dominican Republic 2016 Reyes Public Holiday

Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo)
Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that, as per the current legislation on public holidays in the Dominican Republic, the upcoming "Día de los Santos Reyes" annual non-working public holiday would be moved, in 2016, from its traditional date of January 6, to Monday, January 4, 2016.

The aforementioned announcement is in line with last fall's official listing of public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the year 2016 (2015-11-10 and 2015-10-31), and follows the 1997 "Ley No. 139-97 mediante la cual los días feriados del calendario que coincidan con los días martes y miércoles, jueves o viernes" (1997-06-19), as amended a couple of years ago (2014-12-02 and 2013-07-27) by a bill which was to remove the January 6 and 26 annual non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic from the scope of the law 139-97 which regulates non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic. But, that bill never made it to final ratification.

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