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Vietnam mulls seven-day holiday for Lunar New Year 2021

Vietnam mulls seven-day holiday for Lunar New Year 2021

Friday, October 30, 2020, 15:00 GMT+7
Vietnam mulls seven-day holiday for Lunar New Year 2021
A flower market is seen in this photo taken in a Lunar New Year holiday. Photo: Viet Dung / Tuoi Tre

Public employees will likely enjoy seven consecutive days off from February 10 to February 16, 2021 following a Lunar New Year holiday schedule endorsed by Dao Ngoc Dung, Minister of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs.

The schedule was submitted to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc for consideration on Wednesday.

According to the proposal, government employees and staffers of administrative agencies, political and social organizations will be entitled to five days off from work, starting February 10.

Further, they will enjoy another two days of compensatory leave as the last two out of the five-day streak overlaps the weekend.

The proposal also planned four days of National Day leave for workers in the public sector.

Starting from 2021, the National Day holiday will last from September 2 to September 3 for the public sector.

This schedule combined with the weekend holiday from September 4 to September 5, 2021 results in a four-day holiday, the proposal explained.

As for non-public organizations, employers can schedule the traditional new year holiday as similar to the plan or adjust it depending on their real demand.

They can also revise the National Day break if needed.

Employers must inform their staffers about the Lunar New Year and National Day leave schedule at least 30 days before the holiday commences. 

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Xuan Tung - Duc Binh / Tuoi Tre News


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