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Costa Rican Maintains 2020 Public Holiday On August 2

Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José)
Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020


Costa Rica's Minister of Labour and Social Security (MTSS) has confirmed that the upcoming "Día de la Virgen de los Ángeles" annual non-working public holiday in Costa Rica would be observed on its set date of August 2, and not moved to another weekday.

As per the aforementioned statement, "este feriado no está incluido en la Ley 9875, que adiciona un transitorio al artículo 148 del Código de Trabajo, el cual traslada a los días lunes algunos días feriados, por esta razón, en este caso, su disfrute se mantiene para el domingo 2 de agosto".

A similar clarification was issued last year (2019-07-30), reminding the public that the August 2 non-working public holiday in Costa Rica was never covered by the Abel Pacheco administration 2005 law (2005-03-17) which specified that 4 public holidays would move from mid-week to the following Monday; April 11 (día de Juan Santamaría), July 25 (día de la Anexión del Partido de Nicoya), August 15 (Mothers' Day), and October 12 (día del encuentro de culturas).

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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