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Honduras Mulls October Public Holidays Changes

Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa)
Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Most recent follow-up news item: September 22, 2021

The president of Honduras' Chamber of Tourism (Cámara Nacional de Turismo de Honduras - Canaturh), Epaminondas Marinakys, has requested a move of the newly-declared end of October annual public holidays in Honduras, from the last week of October to earlier in the month, due to the rainy season coinciding with the end of October in Honduras.

In the past, before 2014, Honduras had 3 annual October non-working public holidays, on the 3rd, the 12th and the 21st, and over the years, the government of Honduras frequently tinkered with these 3 annual non-working public holidays of Honduras (2013-10-03, 2013-09-24, 2012-10-06, 2012-10-01, 2011-09-30, 2003-04-09, 2008-10-25, 2007-10-03, 2006-10-02, and 2005-09-30).

Then, last year (2014-10-27, 2014-10-02, 2014-09-10 and 2014-09-05), the government of Honduras issued the "Decreto Legislativo No. 75-2014 del 29 de septiembre" published in the Diario Oficial La Gaceta, which moves of all 3 of Honduras' annual October non-working public holidays to the last week of October.

Note that, for the private sector, the Wednesday public holiday, this year and in future years, will only start at noon, to compensate the fact that the Honduras private sector usually works a half day on Saturdays, and that in the case of these new extended public holidays of Honduras, the Saturday will also be a full day off ("la empresa privada laborará el miércoles hasta el mediodía, porque como es conocido ellos trabajan el sábado y de esa forma no trabajarán esa mañana").

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