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Guatemalan 2021 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala)
Posted: Friday, November 13, 2020


The Guatemalan Government has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Guatemala for the calendar year 2021.

Recall that, for the past 2 years (2019-11-17 and 2018-12-31), the initial lists of public holidays in Guatemala were regulated by the Law of Internal Tourism (2018-10-11, 2018-09-26 and 2018-08-09) which, 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.

The dates of the aforementioned list of official non-working public holidays in Guatemala for the calendar year 2021, only contains one moved mid-week public holiday, as Guatemala's Constitutional Court, last spring (2020-04-16), issued a ruling removing the May 1st and October 20 public holidays from the scope of the 2018 Law of Internal Tourism.

Prior to 2019, the lists of public holidays in Guatemala were based on the DECRETO NÚMERO 42-2010 ("Ley que promueve el Turismo Interno") (2010-11-16), passed in 2010 (2010-11-16 and 2009-01-21).



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