The next January 1, 2023 will fall on a Sunday, therefore, according to a law approved in 2016, Monday, January 2 will be one more day off, but without the character of an inalienable holiday. The norm also establishes that when September 18 and 19 fall on a Saturday and a Sunday respectively, Friday the 17th will also be a holiday.
As you can see in the national calendar, Monday, January 2 2023 will be a holiday. It turns out that the previous day, New Year's Day, will fall on a Sunday and in this way, we will not only start the year with a free day to rest, but we will start fully with a long weekend.
It should be noted that this holiday cannot be waived and that it also applies on certain dates of National Holidays.
¿ Why is January 2, 2023 a holiday?
On December 21, 2016, 10 days before the new year 2017, Congress passed a law that declared as holidays Monday the 2nd of January January and Friday, September 17.
In this way, every time September 18 and 19 fall on a Saturday and Sunday, respectively, Friday the 17th will be a holiday. The above happened for the celebration of the National Holidays of 2021 and will happen again in 2027 and the next 2032.
Meanwhile, if the new year or January 1 falls on a Sunday, according to the norm, the The next day (Monday, January 2) will also be a holiday.
The first time this happened, after the approval of the law, was just a few days later, on January 2 January 2017. The same situation will be replicated for the New Year 2023 and later, 2034.
Will they be holidays that cannot be waived?
The law that gave life to this measure establishes that only in the years in which these dates fall on the indicated days, the holidays will be added. That is to say, that in the next 30 years there will be 9 additional holidays.
In this sense, the regulation only gives them the character of days off and not unavoidable holidays, so that remain with that denomination, on January 1 (even if it is Sunday) and September 18 and 19 (even if they are Saturday and Sunday).
But, What are the inalienable holidays? These are days on which, according to the law, most businesses cannot function, even if there is a prior agreement between employer and worker.
Specifically, there are 5 a year: p>
New Year: January 1st. Labor Day: May 1st. National Holidays: September 18 and 19. Christmas: December 25.