National Day of Puerto Rico

national dayThe National Day of Puerto Rico is on the 25th July (Constitution Day, establishment of Commonwealth of Puerto Rico 1952. Formerly Invasion Day (1898)). The 4th August 1952 of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico established a full state holiday annually on the 25th July to be known as Puerto Rico Constitution Day.

National Day of Puerto Rico

Likewise you will know that Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States, and there have been ongoing debates and movements about the island’s political status. There are those Puerto Ricans who want independence, while others support statehood or maintaining the current commonwealth status.

Likewise see the Barbados National Day and also the Antigua and Barbuda National Day and the Trinidad and Tobago National Day.

Public Holidays in Puerto Rico 

Firstly here are the major public holidays in Puerto Rico:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1st
  • Three Kings’ Day – January 6th
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Third Monday of January
  • Presidents’ Day – Third Monday of February
  • Good Friday – Friday before Easter Sunday
  • Easter Sunday – varies each year
  • Memorial Day – Last Monday of May
  • National Puerto Rican Day – Second Sunday of June
  • Independence Day – July 4th
  • Constitution Day – July 25th
  • Labor Day – First Monday of September
  • Columbus Day – Second Monday of October
  • Veterans Day – November 11th
  • Thanksgiving Day – Fourth Thursday of November
  • Christmas Day – December 25th

Finally note that some of these holidays may be observed on a different date. See also the Australia Day as well as the Foundation Day as well as the public holiday Tasmania.

See also  National Day of Burkina Faso



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