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Honduras Announces Morazánica Week Private Sector Holidays For 2021

Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa)
Posted: Monday, September 6, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: September 22, 2021

The Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (Cohep), has announced that it would grant public holidays for the private sector from "Wednesday 6 to Saturday 9" as per the Legislative Decree 78-2015 which unified the public holidays of October 3, 12 and 21.

Last week, the Minister of Tourism of Honduras had announced that the 2021 Semana Morazánica public sector holidays would run from October 6 to October 10, 2021, inclusively, for the public sector of Honduras (2021-08-29).

Recall that, last year, the Honduran government postponed the 2020 Semana Morazánica public holidays, a process that was lengthy and subject to many changes along the way (2020-12-17, 2020-11-21, 2020-11-04, 2020-11-02, 2020-09-17, 2020-09-12 and 2020-09-10).

The Semana Morazánica public holidays of Honduras come from the combination of 3 of Honduras' annual public holidays; on October 3 (Anniversary of Francisco Morazá), 12 (Discovery of America) and 21 (Armed Forces Day).

Due to their proximity in the calendar, these 3 annual October public holidays were often tinkered with, usually at the last minute (2013-10-03, 2013-09-24, 2012-10-06, 2012-10-01, 2011-09-30, 2003-04-09, 2008-10-25, 2007-10-03, 2006-10-02, and 2005-09-30).

Then, in 2014, the Decreto Legislativo No. 75-2014 del 29 de septiembre, put an end to the annual uncertainty by moving all 3 of Honduras' annual October non-working public holidays to the last week of October (2014-10-27, 2014-10-02, 2014-09-10 and 2014-09-05).

A year later, the Semana Morazánica public holidays were moved from the last week of October to the beginning of October (2015-08-14, 2015-08-05, 2015-12-12 and 2015-07-01).

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