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Guatemala Mulls September 14 Public Holiday

Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala)
Posted: Friday, September 4, 2020

The executive director of the Guatemalan Chamber of Tourism, Nancy Mejía, has announced that she plans to asks the Guatemalan executive to move the upcoming, September 15, public holiday to Monday, September 14, 2020, to extend the previous weekend.

Recall that the Law of Internal Tourism (2018-10-11, 2018-09-26 and 2018-08-09), through the Decreto 19-2018, mandates that 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, but this does not apply to the upcoming September 15 public holiday.

In fact, this no longer even applies to the May 1st and October 20 public holidays, as an intervening court decision the meantime, as 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 (2020-04-16).

The proposed move to September 14 of the annual September 15 public holiday of Guatemala would amend the list of 2020 Guatemala public holidays, announced last autumn (2019-11-17).

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