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Honduras Year-End 2020 Public Holidays December 24, 30 and 31

Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa)
Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: September 22, 2021

Honduras' Secretary of State, Héctor Leonel Ayala Alvarenga, has signed the Decreto Ejecutivo Número PCM-135-2020 declaring public sector holidays for Honduras' public sector, on December 24, 30 and 31, 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 ("Conceder los feriados correspondientes a las festividades cívicas de los días 3, 12 y 21 octubre, trasladándolos para el día jueves 24, miércoles 30 y jueves 31 de diciembre de 2020").

The aforementioned announcement of public sector holidays in Honduras on December 24, 30 and 31, 2020, is in line with other one-off bridge public holidays declared in Honduras, over the years (2019-12-20, 2018-12-17, 2018-09-18, 2018-07-22, 2018-07-19, 2018-04-26, 2016-04-29, 2016-04-06, 2015-04-10, 2015-04-08, 2011-04-12, 2010-04-12, 2009-04-14 and 2009-04-03).

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Semana Morazánica public holidays of Honduras 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).

A week before the new date for the 2020 Morazánica public holidays (2020-11-02), Honduras' Ministry of the Interior, Decentralization and Human Rights, announced that the upcoming Semana Morazánica annual public holidays of Honduras would be moved from November 4-7, 2020, to the following week, November 11-14, 2020, due to the arrival of tropical storm Eta in Honduras.

But, by the time the National Congress of Honduras approved that further modification of the dates of the upcoming Semana Morazánica public holidays, it decided 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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