Colombia It is one of the OECD countries that has more holidays throughout the year, and that in total is 20 days That employees count on being legally able to rest, without counting it as 15 days of vacation.
in the list of countries with the most holidays Japan (16 days), Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and South Korea (15 days), This contrasts with countries such as Chile, Australia, Greece and the United Kingdom, which all have less than 10 days.
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Next which can be enjoyed in the country May 22A date on which many people take the opportunity to make plans to get away from the city and traffic congestion in order to relax before the start of the middle of the year.
But where does this celebration come from? According to some versions, It is a Catholic festival where Ascension Day is celebrated, For the return of Jesus Christ to heaven after completing his mission on earth.
What is the meaning of Ascension Day?
Ascension Day is also known as the Ascension of Jesus or the Ascension of the Lord. It is a Christian holiday commemorating the belief that Jesus Christ ascended into heaven forty days after his resurrection in the presence of his disciples.
feast of the ascension It is celebrated forty days after Easter Sunday. That is, on the Thursday of the sixth week after Easter.
On this day, the ascension of Jesus is remembered and its religious significance, his role as mediator between God and humanity, and the promise of his return are considered.
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It should be noted that this was Congress Raimundo Emiliani – The Best of Raimundo Emiliani through which was in charge of building the bridge of celebration in the country Act 51 of 1983.
“All employees in both the public and private sectors have the right to Paid rest on the following civil or religious holidays”, says the law.
There it is stated that If the day to be celebrated falls on a Sunday, it is shifted to the following Monday, It states, “The benefits and entitlements to working holidays shall be recognized for the employee with respect to the day of pay established in the previous paragraph.”
8 out of 20 holidays of the year have passed. Of which 12 are missing on Monday and one is on Thursday (July 20), and another is on Friday (Immaculate Conception Day).