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Nicaraguan August 2021 Public Holidays

Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB)
Posted: Friday, July 30, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: January 13, 2022

Nicaragua's vice president, Rosario Murillo, has issued a communiqué announcing August 1 and August 10, 2021, as public holidays with pay in Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua.

As per the aforementioned communiqué: "We have received from the Ministry of Labor its proposal for a communication that (president) Daniel supports that on August 1 and 10 in the employer celebrations of Managua, Santo Domingo de Guzmán, Patron Saint of the Managua".

The August 1 and 10 public holidays are limited, geographically, to the city of Managua (the capital of Nicaragua), rather than the similarly-named, much larger Departamento de Managua, as usual (2020-07-28, 2019-07-31, 2018-07-31, 2017-07-31, 2016-07-25, 2015-07-31, 2014-07-31, 2012-07-30, 2011-07-27 and 2009-07-30).

Strangely enough, reports of the communiqué mention that "State workers will resume their work on Tuesday, August 3 and Wednesday, August 11, respectively" which would imply that a day in lieu, substitute public holiday had been declared for the August 1st public holiday falling on a Sunday.

But the declaration of a day in lieu public holiday, due to the fact that August 1st fell on a Saturday in 2020 had been ruled-out ("Primero de enero, Jueves y Viernes Santo, primero de mayo y 19 de julio, son los días feriados, entre otros, los feriados nacionales compensados por otro día. Por tanto los días 1 y 10 de agosto no gozan de este privilegio por ser días de asueto, celebrados únicamente a nivel de Managua"). Perhaps this is a cut/paste from last year when workers would have returned to work on Monday, August 3.

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