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Mexico Mulls Public Holidays Revision
 
(Posted on Friday, March 13, 2015)

Source: Diario Oficial de la Federación (Ciudad de México)

Mexico's parliament ("Cámara de Diputados") is considering a bill by Chihuahua federal legislator, Karina Velázquez, which would repeal the terms of the 2006 amendments to the Mexican labour code, which moved to the nearest Monday the Mexican annual non-working public holidays of February 5, March 21 and November 20.

According to representative Velázquez, the intended effect of the 2006 amendments, to foment tourism, did not occur, as Mexicans do not have the means to take long weekend trips ("no ha fomentado el turismo, ya que la mayoría de las familias mexicanas carece de dinero").

Recall that, a decade ago (17-Jan-2006), Mexico's President, Vincente Fox Quesada, issued a decree modifying article 74 of Mexico's Labour Code (artículo 74 de la Ley Federal del Trabajo), whereby the 4 aforementioned annual Mexican non-working public holidays would hitherto be celebrated on the first Monday of February, and the third Mondays of March and November, respectively.

This was itself a variant of the draft law, introduced in 2000 (03-May-2000), by Deputy José del Carmen Enríquez Rosado, which mandated that whenever the fixed-date public holidays of February 5, March 21, May 1st, and November 20, fall on any day other than a Monday (including Saturdays and Sundays), its legal observance would be moved to the following Monday.

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Mexico bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (March 2015)
Mexico 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Mexico 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Mexico 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Mexico 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
Mexico 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
• 2006-01-17: Mexico Changes Calculation Rules For 3 Public Holidays
• 2000-05-03: Mexico To Consider Amending Public Holidays Law


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