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Costa Rican Public Holiday October 17

Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José)
Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Most recent follow-up news item: October 2, 2017

Costa Rica's Ministry of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social - MTSS) has confirmed that the upcoming October 12 non-working public holiday for Costa Rica's (Día del Encuentro de Culturas) was an official non-working public holiday (feriado de pago no obligatorio), but that, as per the amended public holidays legislation of Costa Rica and, as it occurs on a Wednesday in 2016, its observance would be moved to Monday, October 17, 2016.

The October 12 non-working public holiday in Costa Rica was never covered by the Abel Pacheco administration 2005 law (2005-03-17) which specified that 4 public holidays would move from mid-week to the following Monday (April 11, July 25, August 15, and October 12).

Since then, one by one (2007-10-05, 2009-06-26, and 2010-10-06), 3 of the 4 Costa Rican public holidays covered by the 2005 Abel Pacheco administration law were made immovable again, but not (yet?) the October 12 non-working public holiday of Costa Rica.

Links and References

Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Costa Rican Public Holiday October 17" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.