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Guatemala Maintains Public Holiday On October 20

Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala)
Posted: Monday, October 12, 2020

Guatemala's Ministry of Labour and Social Security (Mintrab) has announced that the upcoming annual, October 20, public holiday of Guatemala, would be observed on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, and not be moved to adjoin a nearby weekend ("este año el 20 de octubre será martes y no podrá moverse a otro día").

The aforementioned announcement that the upcoming Revolution Day public holiday of Guatemala would be observed on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, is in line with the revised list of 2020 Guatemala public holidays, originally announced last autumn (2019-11-17), based on the Law of Internal Tourism (2018-10-11, 2018-09-26 and 2018-08-09) which, through the Decreto 19-2018, mandated that the May 1st, June 30th and October 20th, annual public holidays, when falling on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays, should be moved to the working day immediately before or after the weekend.

However, this past spring (2020-04-16), Guatemala's Constitutional Court issued a ruling removing the May 1st and October 20 public holidays from the scope of the 2018 Law of Internal Tourism, a change which took effect immediately ("changes will take effect one day after the sentence is published and that Congress must make the legislative reform so that on May 1 and October 20 they become offenders within the category of exceptions").

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