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Puerto Rico 2017 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado (ORHELO)
Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Updated: Saturday, September 12, 2020

The public sector's human resources department of the government of Puerto Rico (ORHELA) has released its annual "Memorando Especial", which lists Puerto Rico's public sector holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2017.

The document follows the "Proyecto del Senado 1113", signed by he Governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro García Padilla, 2 years ago (2014-07-29), slightly amended a year later (2015-10-21), and which immediately reduced the number of annual non-working public sector holidays in Puerto Rico, by lumping 4 of the annual non-working public sector holidays of Puerto Rico into one, the "Día de los Próceres Puertorriqueños" (2014-07-29, 2014-07-23, 2014-07-19, 2014-07-01, 2014-05-22, 2014-05-12 and 2014-03-19).

As always (2015-05-06, 2014-10-26, 2014-03-29, 2013-09-14, 2012-06-19, 2011-07-26, 2010-04-05, and 2009-08-10), the private sector benefits from far fewer public holidays than the public sector. Banks usually follow the public sector holidays, except in cases when these fall on a Sunday.

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