On July 25, 1824, the people of the Party of Nicoya, a territory known today as Guanacaste, decided to join the Province of Costa Rica. Given the relevance of this historical event, this date was established as a compulsory payment holiday.

This year in compliance with Law No. 9875 which was implemented to Transfer holidays to Mondays, in order to promote internal visits and tourism during the years 2020 to 2024, the Annexation of Guanacaste will be celebrated on Monday, July 27.

For this reason, an employer who has a weekly payment method (non-commercial activity), in which only the days worked are remunerated, is obligated to add the payment of a single day, that is, if July 27 is not worked.

If the employer has a fortnightly or monthly payment method, an employee that does not work on July 27 will only be paid for a single day (already included in the monthly salary).

In either case, the employer must pay double-time wages or salary to an employee who works on July 27, 2020.

The foregoing is established by article 148 of the Labor Code.