Dominican Republic Confirms 2020 Reyes Public Holiday
Source:Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo)
Posted: Thursday, January 2, 2020
The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that, as per the current legislation on public holidays in the Dominican Republic, the upcoming "Día de los Santos Reyes" annual non-working public holiday would be observed, unchanged on its traditional date of January 6.
The aforementioned announcement ("el lunes 06 de enero “Día de los Santos Reyes”, no se cambia, por lo que no se trabaja") is in line with last autumn's official listing of public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the year 2020 (2019-11-10), and follows 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).
An amendment bill was introduced, a few years ago (2014-12-02 and 2013-07-27) by a bill which was to remove the January 6 and 26 annual non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic from the scope of the law 139-97 which regulates non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic. But, that bill never made it to final ratification.
Hence today's, and preceding years' re-confirmation of the January 6 public holiday in the Dominican Republic (2017-01-05).
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