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Puerto Rico 2019 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Oficina de Administración y Transformación de los Recursos Humanos en el Gobierno de Puerto (OATRH)
Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2019


The public sector's human resources department of the government of Puerto Rico (OATRH) has released its annual "Memorando Especial 21-2018", which lists Puerto Rico's public sector holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2019.

The aforementioned document listing Puerto Rico's public sector holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2019, which contains en error for the Día del Trabajo, follows the "Proyecto del Senado 1113", signed by he Governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro García Padilla, 4 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), followed by last year's "Proyecto de ley de la Cámara 938" which canceled the annual public holiday of Puerto Rico on July 25 (Día de la Constitución del Estado Libre Asociado).

As always (2017-03-24, 2016-06-11, 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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