Source:El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa)
Posted: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: November 16, 2020
Late this afternoon, the Government of Honduras, via its Ministry of the Interior, declared Thursday and Friday, November 5 and 6, 2020, as non-working public holidays in Honduras on account of the Eta tropical storm ("By virtue of the Red Alert generated by the passage of the storm Eta through the national territory and in view of the recommendations provided by the Permanent Commission of Contingencies (Copeco), a holiday is granted on November 5 and 6 of the current year to the employees of the Executive Power").
The aforementioned announcement ("En virtud de la Alerta Roja generada por el paso de la tormenta Eta por el territorio nacional y en vista de las recomendaciones brindadas por la Comisión Permanente de Contingencias (Copeco), se concede asueto los días 5 y 6 de noviembre del año en curso a los empleados del Poder Ejecutivo"), signed by Ricardo Alfredo Montes Najera, the under-secretary of state for justice, comes on the heels of the news that, earlier this morning, the National Congress of Honduras approved the further modification of the dates of the upcoming Semana Morazánica public holidays (2020-11-04).
The 2020 Semana Morazánica public holidays of Honduras were first moved from their usual date in October to the first week of November 2020, a change which was officialized in the Decreto No.126-2020 (2020-09-17, 2020-09-12 and 2020-09-10), and then were later moved due to the arrival of tropical storm Eta in Honduras (2020-11-02).
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