During the week of April 2 to April 9, Central America celebrates Holy Week, which entails the enjoyment of holidays regulated by each country as follows:
Guatemala: The holidays, which begin at noon on Wednesday, April 5, and continue until the end of Saturday, April 8, are mandatory payment days when an employer must pay an employee who works on a holiday 1.5 times more than the ordinary daily salary.
Honduras and El Salvador: In Honduras and El Salvador, Thursday, April 6, Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8, are mandatory payment days when an employer must pay double to an employee who works on a holiday.
Nicaragua and Costa Rica: Unlike the other countries in the region, holidays are only Thursday, April 6, and Friday, April 7. An employee who works on a holiday must be paid double.
For all countries, whether the payment method is weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, the indicated holidays are compulsory payment days.