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Observed Holidays in Puerto Rico

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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The listed holidays are legal holidays in Puerto Rico.

Monday Holidays

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (third Monday in January)

Washington's Birthday (third Monday in February)

Luis Munoz Martin's Birthday (third Monday in February)

Memorial Day (last Monday in May)

Labor Day (first Monday in September)

Columbus Day (second Monday in October)

Other Holidays

Sundays

New Year's Day (January 1)

Three Kings Day (January 6)

Eugenio Maria de Hostos' Birthday (second Monday of January)

February 28

March 22

Antonio Barcelo Day (second Sunday of April)

Jose de Diego Day (third Monday in April)

Good Friday

Independence Day (July 4)

Luis Munoz-Rivera Day (third Monday in July)

Constitution Day (July 25)

Jose Celoso Barbosa Day (fourth Monday in July)

Santiago Iglesias Pantin Day (first Monday in September)

Armistice Day (November 11)

Discover of Puerto Rico Day (November 19)

Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November)

Christmas Day (December 25)

general election days

Special Rules

The law relating to business closings and restricted hours of operation on Sundays and holidays does not apply to business establishments employing 15 or less employees on the weekly payroll. For purposes of this law, employee means any regular or part-time employee; professional, executive or administrative employee who works in the commercial establishment; or contract employee.

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