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Costa Rican May 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Source: La Nación (San José)
Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016


Costa Rica's Ministry of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social - MTSS) has announced that the date of the upcoming, May 1st, non-working public holiday in Costa Rica, as per Article 148 of Costa Rica's Labor Code, would be Sunday, May 1st, 2016.

Over a decade ago (2005-03-17), legislation passed by the Abel Pacheco administration specified that 4 of Costa Rica's annual non-working public holidays would move to the following Monday, whenever their fixed observance date fell mid-week. But, the provisions of that law were slowly unraveled over the subsequent years, starting with the August 15 public holiday which was reset to a fixed date non-working public holiday (2007-10-05 and 2007-08-10), followed a couple of years later by the July 25 public holiday which was reset to a fixed date non-working public holiday (2009-06-26, 2008-11-29, 2009-06-19), followed a year later by the aforementioned April 11 public holiday which was reset to a fixed date non-working public holiday (2010-10-06), now leaving only one of the original 4 moving public holidays; October 12.

Yet, the leftover confusion means that the Costa Rican Ministry of Labour regularly needs to re-affirm the consequences of all the above changes (2016-04-07, 2016-02-24, 2015-10-09, 2015-09-12, 2015-08-12 and 2015-07-30, for example).



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