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Peru 2022 Public Holidays Extended

Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima)
Posted: Friday, April 1, 2022


The Peruvian government has gazetted the Decreto Supremo Nº 033-2022-PCM which expands the list of the official non-working public holidays in Peru for the calendar year 2022 ("Declaran días no laborables para los trabajadores del sector público a nivel nacional").

After a hiatus in 2021 (2021-10-07), today's decree is in line with what was done before the covid pandemic (2019-12-21, 2019-01-04, 2017-12-26, 2017-01-07, 2016-12-22, 2013-01-01, 2011-12-29, 2011-03-06, 2010-02-17, 2008-12-15, 2008-02-08 and 2006-09-15), apart from a period of 3 years when the practice was stopped (2015-12-31, 2014-12-09 and 2014-03-31).

The Decreto Supremo Nº 197-2019-PCM declaring 3 additional non-working public holidays in Peru for 2020 (2019-12-21), had some of its additional public holidays canceled, once in the summer (2020-07-11 and 2020-07-03), and then again in late September (2020-10-01 and 2020-09-30), before Peruvian Defense Minister, Jorge Chávez Cresta, announced that no more public holidays would be canceled (2020-10-03).

As per today's decree, "The following non-working days are declared for public sector workers at the national level: Monday, May 2, 2022; Friday June 24, 2022; Monday, August 29, 2022; Friday, October 7, 2022; Monday, October 31, 2022; Monday, December 26, 2022; Friday, December 30, 2022.".

Although the measure is aimed at the public sector at the national level, the rule indicates that private sector companies may benefit from this measure, subject to prior agreement between the employer and their workers.

Finally, remember that last year's decree D.S. N° 161-2021-PCM, adding 6 public holidays in 2021 (2021-10-07), actually included the declaration of a public holiday on Monday, January 3, 2022.



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