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Panama January Public Holiday Change Ruled-Out
 
(Posted on Friday, January 4, 2019)

Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá (Panama City)

The government of Panama has ruled-out, moving the date of upcoming, Día de la Soberanía, non-working public holiday of Panama.

The government decision is based on Bill 351 which became the Ley 70 de 28 de diciembre de 2007 (30-Dec-2007, 29-Nov-2007, and 22-Nov-2007) and aimed to restore bridge holidays (días puente) by moving the January 9 and November 28 annual non-working public holidays to the nearest Monday, if their set fixed date falls in the middle of the week, and giving the government discretionary power to do the same for other annual non-working public holidays ("potestad del Ejecutivo decretar días puentes sobre las fechas de fiesta o duelo").

However, six years ago (02-Oct-2013), Panama's government approved a resolution removing the annual, January 9, non-working public holiday in Panama, from the list of movable, mid-week, dias puentes public holidays.

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Panama 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
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• 2013-10-02: Panama Mid-Week Public Holidays Amended
• 2007-12-30: Panama's President Signs Long Weekends Public Holidays Bill Into Law
• 2007-11-29: Panama Bridge Public Holidays Reform Law Passed
• 2007-11-22: Panama Vote On Bridge Public Holidays Reform Postponed Until Monday


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