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Dominican Republic Confirms August 16 Public Holiday

Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo)
Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017


The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has once again issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Wednesday, August 16, 2017, would be the date of the official annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Restauración non-working public holiday of the Dominican Republic.

The aforementioned announcement that Wednesday, August 16, 2017, would be the date of the official annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Restauración non-working public holiday of the Dominican Republic, is in line with last autumn's official listing of public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the year 2017 (2016-11-06), and the current public holidays legislation of the Dominican Republic (1997-06-19), namely law 139-97.

A decade ago (2008-02-21), the Dominican Republic's Supreme Court declared as unconstitutional, articles 1-2-4 of law 139-97 (1997-06-19), which moved the August 16 Restoration Day public holiday of the Dominican Republic to the following Monday, whenever it falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. The change in calculation rule took place immediately, but as August 16 fell on a Saturday/Sunday/Monday in 2008/2009/2010, the ruling only began to have a concrete effect three years later (2013-08-09, 2012-06-14 and 2011-08-14), and official reminders from the Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic are a yearly staple of news in the Dominican Republic (2016-08-15, 2014-08-14, 2013-08-09, 2012-06-14, 2011-08-14).



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