Source:Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo)
Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: January 20, 2021
The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has announced its annual list of non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2021, based on the law 139-97 ("El Ministerio de Trabajo anuncia las fechas en que serán celebrados los días feriados durante el año 2021, dando cumplimiento a la Ley 139-97, la cual establece el traslado de los días feriados.").
As usual (2019-11-10, 2018-11-15, 2017-11-14, 2016-11-06, 2015-10-31, 2014-10-31, 2013-10-24, and 2012-11-27), the list of non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2021, as announced by the Department of Public Relations and Communications of the Ministry of Labor of the Dominican Republic, refers itself to the 1997 "Ley No. 139-97 mediante la cual los días feriados del calendario que coincidan con los días martes y miércoles, jueves o viernes" (1997-06-19).
Attempts to amend the Ley No. 139-97 have been numerous, and have in some cases progressed far, adding Easter Monday as a new annual non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic (2013-04-01), and trying to fix back to their set dates the January 6 and 26 annual non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic (2016-10-18, 2014-12-02 and 2013-07-27), but never made it to final ratification.
Before the arrival of 2021, recall that the Dominican Republic government is considering declaring Thursday, December 24, and Thursday, December 31, 2020, as one-off additional public holidays (2020-11-13).
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