The Law on Holidays
So any foreigner owning real estate in Guatemala and most probably in Antigua Guatemala, Lake Atitlan or Rio Dulce as to understand the law to apply properly with his staff. The interesting aspect of this law is that it has only 3 articles. The First one indicates that the objectif of the law is to promote national tourism as a viable economic activity for the long term. The Second one indicates that to promote national tourism the holidays must be taken this following way: when the holiday is on a tuesday, the holiday will be taken on the monday before. If it falls on a wednesday or a thursday the holiday will be taken on the friday following. If the holiday is a saturday or a sunday there is no change. The holidays that won't change what ever days they are falling are the first of january, Easter thursday, Easter Friday and Easter Saturday, First of may, 20 th of october, 1st of november, 24 th of december mid day, 25 th of december, 31 st of january mid day and the day of the town.
The Third is about the urgency to vote this law. Always look for help if you are not sure about what to do. Don't hesitate to consult our page on this matter at www.atitlanpropertymanagement.com and our last properties for sale at www.realestateatitlan.com.