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Guatemalan May 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala)
Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016

The Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales, has announced that Monday, May 2, 2016, would not be declared as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming "Día de los Trabajadores" annual non-working public holiday in Guatemala, falling on a Sunday in 2016.

Referring itself to the "Decreto 42-2010 del Congreso de la República" (2010-11-16), the Guatemalan Ministry of Labour pointed-out that the "Día de los Trabajadores" annual non-working public holiday in Guatemala only moves if it occurs during the week, but that it remains on its set date if it falls on the weekend ("cuando el día de asueto recaiga en día martes se gozará el día lunes anterior; si recae en día miércoles o jueves, se gozará el día viernes inmediato; si el mismo recayese en día sábado o domingo, no se modificará"), and is in line with the list of official non-working 2016 public holidays in Guatemala as released, earlier this year, by the Guatemalan Government (2016-01-25).

Note, however, that the supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala (the Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has recently announced (2016-04-28) that a day in lieu bank holiday would be observed in Guatemala on Monday, May 2, 2016, in line with the list of official bank holidays for the calendar year 2016 in Guatemala also released earlier this year (2016-01-15).

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