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2021 PUERTO RICO HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in Puerto Rico is

9th May, SundayMother's Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Puerto Rico in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 01, 2021Jan 01New Year's Day
WednesdayWedJan 06, 2021Jan 06Epiphany
MondayMonJan 18, 2021Jan 18Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
MondayMonFeb 15, 2021Feb 15President's Day
MondayMonMar 22, 2021Mar 22Emancipation Day
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Good Friday
SundaySunApr 04, 2021Apr 04Easter Sunday
SundaySunMay 09, 2021May 09Mother's Day
MondayMonMay 31, 2021May 31Memorial Day
SundaySunJun 20, 2021Jun 20Father's Day
SundaySunJul 04, 2021Jul 04Independence Day
SundaySunJul 25, 2021Jul 25Constitution Day
MondayMonSep 06, 2021Sep 06Labour Day
MondayMonOct 11, 2021Oct 11Columbus Day
ThursdayThuNov 11, 2021Nov 11Veterans Day
FridayFriNov 19, 2021Nov 19Discovery Day
ThursdayThuNov 25, 2021Nov 25Thanksgiving Day
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas

Public Holidays in Puerto Rico

Mother's Day

Mother's Day

Sunday May 09, 2021

The upcoming Puerto Rico holiday Mother's Day is in 18 days from today.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Monday May 31, 2021

The upcoming Puerto Rico holiday Memorial Day is in 40 days from today.

Father's Day

Father's Day

Sunday Jun 20, 2021

The upcoming Puerto Rico holiday Father's Day is in 60 days from today.

2021 Public Holidays Puerto Rico Service

The above is the list of 2021 public holidays declared in Puerto Rico which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Puerto Rico holiday calendar for 2021 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.