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Guatemalan 2019 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala)
Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018
Updated: Friday, June 28, 2019


The Guatemalan Government has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Guatemala for the calendar year 2019.

The aforementioned dates of the aforementioned list of official non-working public holidays in Guatemala for the calendar year 2019, contrary to previous years (2018-01-13, 2017-01-15, 2016-01-25 and 2015-01-03), are are no longer based on the DECRETO NÚMERO 42-2010 ("Ley que promueve el Turismo Interno") (2010-11-16), passed in 2010 (2010-11-16 and 2009-01-21), but rather with the recent Law of Internal Tourism (2018-10-11, 2018-09-26 and 2018-08-09) which, through the Decreto 19-2018, mandates that that the May 1st, June 30th and October 20th, annual public holidays, when falling on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays, should be moved to the working day immediately before or after the weekend.



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