Public Holidays in Peru for 2019
Both current business employers in Peru and potential business owner planning to set up business here are required to know and comply with the employment regulations including public holiday 2019 in Peru. This is to ensure local employees can prepare for the celebrations and companies to coordinate employee replacement should the need arise.
The following are public holidays for Peru in 2019. These dates may change following announcements made by local authorities.
Dates of the Peru Public Holiday 2019
|1 Jan||Tue||New Year’s Day|
|18 Apr||Thu||Maundy Thursday|
|19 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|1 May||Wed||Labour Day|
|29 Jun||Sat||Feast of St Peter and St Paul|
|28 Jul||Sun||Independence Day|
|29 Jul||Mon||Independence Day Holiday|
|30 Aug||Fri||Santa Rosa de Lima|
|8 Oct||Tue||Battle of Angamos|
|1 Nov||Fri||All Saints’ Day Holiday|
|8 Dec||Sun||Immaculate Conception|
|25 Dec||Wed||Christmas Day|
Click here for more information from trabajo.gob.pe original release which Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion of Peru has published.
Benefits of Working on a Public Holiday
If businesses require local employees to work on a public holiday, employees have the right to receive a daily pay rate of 100% surcharge. If workers are needed to work on public holidays without an alternative rest day, workers can receive an additional 100% daily pay rate. This means any employee required to work on a public holiday with no rest day given later; they are entitled to 3 times their regular pay rate. Another unique benefit for employees in Peru is that if Labour Day falls on a mandatory weekly rest day, employers are to pay an additional daily pay rate. This mandatory weekly rest day is usually Sunday, but it can also be any other day granted and agreed by both parties.
Doing Business in Peru
Peru is a beautiful Spanish-speaking country, loaded with historical sites, natural minerals and natural wonders. As a developing tropical country, Peru remains industrious in growing its economy. Due to its unique location, Peru offers plenty for the smart and fearless daring to venture into its formidable yet beautiful untouched countryside. Take your time to read up business in Peru to have a better idea of its appeal and benefits.