Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa)
The executive director of the Tegucigalpa Chamber of Commerce (Cámara de Comercio e Industrias de Tegucigalpa - CCIT), Rafael Medina, has asked the Honduran government to reconsider the grouping of the 3 October public holidays into the so-called "Morazánica Public Holidays", due to the prevailing weather conditions in October in Honduras.
Before 2014, Honduras had 3 annual October non-working public holidays, on the 3rd, the 12th and the 21st, and over the years, the government of Honduras often tinkered with these 3 annual non-working public holidays (03-Oct-2013, 24-Sep-2013, 06-Oct-2012, 01-Oct-2012, 30-Sep-2011, 09-Apr-2003, 25-Oct-2008, 03-Oct-2007, 02-Oct-2006, and 30-Sep-2005).
The "Decreto Legislativo No. 75-2014 del 29 de septiembre", published in the Diario Oficial La Gaceta (27-Oct-2014, 02-Oct-2014, 10-Sep-2014 and 05-Sep-2014), moved of all 3 of Honduras' annual October non-working public holidays to the last week of October.
A year later (12-Dec-2015 and 01-Jul-2015), a bill was introduced and passed in Honduras' legislative assembly (05-Aug-2015), to amend the "Decreto Legislativo No. 75-2014 del 29 de septiembre" and move the 3 annual October public holidays of Honduras from the last week of October to the beginning of October (14-Aug-2015), due to the rainy season coinciding with the end of October in Honduras, and to give people more time to "recover" financially from these extended holidays before the onset of the Christmas shopping season.
These 3 days of consecutive public holidays were often extended, at the last minute, to include the full week (18-Sep-2018, 28-Sep-2017, 19-Sep-2017, 06-Sep-2016).
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