Costa Rican Bill To Move Public Holidays To Fridays
Source:La Nación (San José)
Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Updated: Thursday, May 7, 2020
A deputy of the National Liberation Party (PLN), Roberto Thompson, has introduced legislation in the Costa Rican legislature, which would transfer the Costa Rican public holidays of 2020 and 2021 to Fridays, in order to promote internal tourism ("One way to generate this reactivation is to make it easier for nationals to do tourism in our country, transferring the enjoyment of the holidays that are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday to the previous or subsequent immediate Fridays, which means that tourists can vacation at least three consecutive days and stay two nights at different hotels and tourism service providers").
The result is that only one of the original 4 moving public holidays, October 12, is still covered by the terms of the 2005 Abel Pacheco administration law in the annual list of official non-working public holiday in Costa Rica for the upcoming calendar year 2020, released by Costa Rica's Ministry of Labour (2019-12-28).
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