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Peruvian 2015-2016 Year-End Public Holidays Ruled-Out

Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima)
Posted on Saturday, December 19, 2015


Earlier today, Peru's Minister of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo-MTPE), Daniel Maurate, issued communique ruling-out the declaration of one-off non-working public holidays in Peru to adjoin the annual Peruvian public holidays for Christmas or the New Year ("Hasta el final del año ya se han dado los feriados que tenían que haber").

It is not clear if the aforementioned announcement by Peru's Minister of Labour, Daniel Maurate, will be taken seriously, as in this current 2015 calendar year, he has already issued 2 such categorical denials of a possible one-off non-working public holidays in Pru, only to reverse himself each time in the following days.

Late last year (2014-12-14), the Government of Peru issued the "Decreto Supremo DS N° 073-2014-PCM" which declared Friday, January 2, 2015, as a one-off nationwide non-working public holiday in Peru ("Se declara no laborable a nivel nacional el 2 de enero 2015 para trabajadores del sector público y privado"), less than a week after it had released (2014-12-09) its annual list of the official non-working public holidays for both the private and public sectors of Peru for the upcoming calendar year 2015, which, for the second year (2014-03-31), and contrary to was done in past years (2013-01-01, 2011-12-29, 2011-03-06, 2010-02-17, 2008-12-15, 2008-02-08 and 2006-09-15), did not declare additional non-working public holidays in Peru in 2015 to stimulate internal tourism (con el fin de fomentar el desarrollo del turismo interno y dinamizar las economías locales).

Then, last summer (2015-07-22), Peru's Minister of Labour, Daniel Maurate, had issued a communique ruling-out the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in Peru on Monday, July 27, 2015, to link the annual July 28-29 "Fiestas Patrias" with the preceding weekend ("No va a ser feriado largo este 27 de julio"), only to reverse himself the next day (2015-07-23) and issue a communique declaring a one-off non-working public holiday in Peru on Monday, July 27, 2015 ("Tras un intenso debate, al final, la conclusión es que el día lunes tendremos feriado para que los trabajadores puedan disponer del día y descansar porque estas fiestas patrias todos quieren estar en el calor de la familia").


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