Costa Rican Confirms October 12 Public Holiday Cancellation
Source:Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José)
Posted: Sunday, October 11, 2020
Costa Rica's Minister of Labour and Social Security (MTSS) has confirmed that Monday, October 12, 2020, would not be a public holiday, as it was canceled last year as a result of the passage of the law 9803 ("que reformó el Código de Trabajo para incluir el 1 de diciembre como feriado de pago no obligatorio").
Earlier this year (2020-05-19), the President of the Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, finally signed into law Bill 21.137, which replaces the annual October 12 public holiday of Costa Rica, and with a new annual public holiday on December 1st, to commemorate the Day of the Abolition of the Army (2019-12-02, 2018-12-08, 2017-01-18, 2016-09-19, 2014-11-28 and 2014-07-31).
However, this year, questions about the date of observance of that public holiday surfaced again, following the recent passage of amendments to the labour code of Costa Rica (paragraph 185 of Law No. 9875), whereby many of the 2020-2024 Costa Rican public holidays were moved to adjoin a nearby weekend (2020-07-18, 2020-07-02, 2020-06-17, 2020-06-02, 2020-05-07 and 2020-04-22).
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