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Costa Rica Confirms April 11 Public Holiday
 
(Posted on Sunday, April 8, 2018)

Source: La Nación (San José)

Costa Rica's Ministry of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social - MTSS) has announced that the date of the upcoming non-working public holiday in Costa Rica to commemorate Juan Santamaría, as per Article 148 of Costa Rica's Labor Code, would be Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

Over a decade ago (17-Mar-2005), 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. These 4 annual non-working public holidays in Costa Rica were those of April 11 (día de Juan Santamaría), July 25 (día de la Anexión del Partido de Nicoya), August 15 (Mothers' Day), and October 12 (día del encuentro de culturas).

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 (05-Oct-2007 and 10-Aug-2007), followed a couple of years later by the July 25 public holiday which was reset to a fixed date non-working public holiday (26-Jun-2009, 29-Nov-2008, 19-Jun-2009), followed a year later by the aforementioned April 11 public holiday which was reset to a fixed date non-working public holiday (06-Oct-2010) and maintained as such (07-Apr-2016), now leaving only one of the original 4 moving public holidays; October 12.

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
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Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (April 2018)
Costa Rica 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
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Costa Rica 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
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• 2016-04-07: Costa Rican Public Holiday April 11
• 2010-10-06: Costa Rica Amends April 11 Public Holiday Law
• 2009-06-26: Costa Rica July 25 Public Holiday Fixed
• 2009-06-19: Costa Rica July 25 Public Holiday Update
• 2008-11-29: Costa Rica Set To Keep July 25 Public Holiday Fixed
• 2007-10-05: Costa Rica Amends List of Movable Public Holidays
• 2007-08-10: Costa Rica Mothers Day Public Holiday To Become Fixed Again
• 2005-03-17: Costa Rica Moves 4 Public Holidays To The Following Monday


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