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Costa Rica New August 31 Public Holiday Passes First Reading

Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José)
Posted: Tuesday, August 24, 2021


The Costa Rican Legislative Assembly has passed, in its first reading, the Bill 20989 which would declare August 31, as an annual public holiday to to mark the Day of the Black Person and Afro-Costa Rican Culture (Día de la Persona Negra y la Cultura Afrocostarricense).

The aforementioned Day of the Black Person and Afro-Costa Rican Culture would be a non-mandatory pay public holiday in Costa Rica, beginning in 2022.

The Labor Code of Costa Rica lists eleven annual public holidays, two of which are non-mandatory pay public holidays (August 2 and December 1).

Recall that a series of amendments to the 2020-2024 list of public holidays in Costa Rica has many of the 2020-2024 public holidays moved to adjoin a nearby weekend (2020-07-18, 2020-07-02, 2020-06-17, 2020-06-02, 2020-05-07 and 2020-04-22).



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