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The next public holiday in Puerto Rico is

11th November, WednesdayVeterans Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Puerto Rico in 2020

WednesdayWedJan 01, 2020Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 06, 2020Jan 06Epiphany
MondayMonJan 20, 2020Jan 20Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
MondayMonFeb 17, 2020Feb 17President's Day
SundaySunMar 22, 2020Mar 22Emancipation Day
MondayMonMar 23, 2020Mar 23Emancipation Day Holiday
FridayFriApr 10, 2020Apr 10Good Friday
SundaySunApr 12, 2020Apr 12Easter Sunday
FridayFriMay 01, 2020May 01Labour Day
SundaySunMay 10, 2020May 10Mother's Day
MondayMonMay 25, 2020May 25Memorial Day
SundaySunJun 21, 2020Jun 21Father's Day
SaturdaySatJul 04, 2020Jul 04Independence Day
SaturdaySatJul 25, 2020Jul 25Constitution Day
MondayMonOct 12, 2020Oct 12Columbus Day
WednesdayWedNov 11, 2020Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 19, 2020Nov 19Discovery Day
ThursdayThuNov 26, 2020Nov 26Thanksgiving Day
FridayFriDec 25, 2020Dec 25Christmas

Public Holidays in Puerto Rico

Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Wednesday Nov 11, 2020

The upcoming Puerto Rico holiday Veterans Day is in 13 days from today.

Discovery Day

Discovery Day

Thursday Nov 19, 2020

The upcoming Puerto Rico holiday Discovery Day is in 21 days from today.

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday Nov 26, 2020

The upcoming Puerto Rico holiday Thanksgiving Day is in 28 days from today.

2020 Public Holidays Puerto Rico Service

The above is the list of 2020 public holidays declared in Puerto Rico which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Puerto Rico holiday calendar for 2020 in Word, Excel, PDF and printable online formats.

Puerto Rico is considered a member of the U.S Commonwealth, and this implies that similar to the United States, it acknowledges the traditional holidays that America has in addition to the few that it recognizes. It has 20 holidays in total. All these holidays are regulated by the “Law Regulating the Operations of Commercial Establishments” in the country. In this law, the government recognizes eight holidays as the only paid holidays that affect the general public. The other holidays affect the government and bank employees as they are the only two groups that get paid. On any national holiday, all the government offices and banks remain closed.

The laws in the Puerto Rico affirms that workers are entitled to a paid day off to celebrate a holiday that relates to the public. Those who work on national holidays due to the nature of their work; are entitled to a premium wage set to that specific day. The law offers the government a onetime chance to announce a holiday for a national event. An example of these holidays include days created for hurricane cleanups and elections. Employees are not paid for these national holidays.

Other holidays that are celebrated despite them not being holidays include Carnivals and the last days before Ash Wednesday. The business life dims down during these holidays. The government does not mandate any business to volunteer or participate in the celebrations of the Carnival. Participants who join from the public do so voluntarily. The culture is diverse owing to the migration of different cultures in the country.