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Guatemalan October 19 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala)
Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2015


The Guatemalan Ministry of Labour has announced that Monday, October 19, 2015, would not be declared as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming Revolution Day annual public holiday, falling in the middle of the week in 2015.

Though apparently in contradiction with what was done earlier this summer (2015-06-18), the aforementioned announcement that Monday, October 19, 2015, would not be declared as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming Revolution Day annual public holiday, falling in the middle of the week in 2015 ("Se hace del conocimiento del público que el asueto del martes 20 de octubre debe ser gozado ESE MISMO MARTES, ya que NO existe sustento legal alguno para trasladarlo al lunes"), is in line with law 42-2010, passed 5 years ago (2010-11-16, 2010-05-13, and 2009-01-21), which mandates that fixed-date public holidays falling on a Tuesday be moved to the previous Monday, while those falling on a Wednesday or Thursday, are to be moved to the following Friday ("los feriados que caigan martes se gozarán un día antes, y los que caigan miércoles o jueves pasarán al viernes"), and with the official list of Guatemalan 2015 non-working public holidays as announced earlier this year (2015-01-03).



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