May 2, 2022, had been declared a public holiday on account of Labour Day in the Suplemento Registro Oficial No.906 (2016-12-21, 2016-12-13, 2016-10-16), which amended the 2003 "Ley Orgánica de Servicio Civil y Carrera Administrativa y de Unificación y Homologación de las Remuneraciones del Sector Público" (2003-12-04), by virtue of which most Ecuadorean public holidays' day off are moved to the nearest weekend, as well as a few tweaks that Ecuadorean President, Lenín Moreno Garcés, had added since his assumption of power (2019-04-29, 2019-04-25, 2017-03-29, 2018-04-26).
That list of 2022 public holidays had been re-issued late last year (2021-12-01).
Last year, Ecuador's Committee of Emergency Operations (COE) often had to announce that the previously-announced dates of various public holidays would remain unchanged, despite the Covid19 pandemic (2021-04-28 and 2020-05-20).
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