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Dominican Republic Public Holiday May 4

Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo)
Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015


The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that the upcoming "Día del Trabajo" annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic would, once again, be moved from its traditional date of May 1st to Monday, May 4, 2015.

The aforementioned announcement of a change in the date of observance of the May 1st annual public holiday in the Dominican Republic is habitual (2014-04-30, 2013-04-27, 2012-04-24, and 2011-04-25), and is in line with last fall's (2014-10-31) official announcement of the list of annual non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the calendar year 2015, as well as 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).

However, some doubts remained until the last minute about the date of the upcoming "Día del Trabajo" annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic, as the aforementioned 1997 law has recently been under attack from both the Senate (2014-05-02) and Lower House (2014-12-02) of the Dominican Republic Congress.


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