Honduras Morazánica Public Holidays December 24, 30 and 31
Source:El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa)
Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: March 26, 2021
Honduras' Secretary of State, Héctor Leonel Ayala Alvarenga, has signed a decree declaring public sector holidays for Honduras' public sector, on December 24, 30 and 30, 2020, as compensation for the canceled Semana Morazánica public holidays of October 2020, and encouraging the private sector to observe public holidays on December 24, 30 and 30, 2020.
Late last month (2020-11-21), the National Association of Public Employees of Honduras (ANDEPH), had suggested that the postponed 2020 Morazánica public holidays be observed on December 24, 30 and 31, 2020 ("En esos días baja el nivel de productividad y el trabajo donde aumenta es en los comercios y de esa manera no se estaría deduciendo a cuenta de vacaciones esos días entonces se pueden utilizar esos tres días que han quedado como remanentes del Feriado Morazánico").
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Semana Morazánica public holidays were moved from their usual date in October to the first week of November 2020, as per the Decreto No.126-2020 (2020-09-17, 2020-09-12 and 2020-09-10), and then moved to the following week, November 11-14, 2020, due to the arrival of tropical storm Eta in Honduras (2020-11-02), before the National Congress of Honduras decided (2020-11-04) to leave it up the the executive branch to specify the new public holidays dates, at a later time ("Las fechas posteriores de la “Semana Morazánica” los determinará el Poder Ejecutivo en Consejo de Ministros").
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