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Vietnam ministry seeks PM's approval for nine-day holiday for 2022 Lunar New Year

Vietnam ministry seeks PM's approval for nine-day holiday for 2022 Lunar New Year

Sunday, December 05, 2021, 13:05 GMT+7
Vietnam ministry seeks PM's approval for nine-day holiday for 2022 Lunar New Year
A woman dresses up to celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday in Vietnam. Photo: Mai Thuong / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s Ministry of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs has formally proposed that the central government endorse its nine-day break plan for the upcoming Lunar New Year.

The labor ministry has submitted the plan to the prime minister for approval after securing the green light from 16 relevant ministries, sectors, and organizations.

According to the proposal, public workers in the country will be entitled to nine-day leave from January 29 to February 6, including five days promulgated by the 2019 Labor Code and the other four on the weekend, for the 2022 Lunar New Year.

The five-day break runs from January 31 (the last day of the 2021 Lunar Year) to February 4 (the fourth day of the 2022 Lunar Year).

The 2022 Lunar New Year's Day falls on February 1.

Private businesses are encouraged to apply the same schedule.

If the weekly day off of an employee coincides with one of the five official days off for the Lunar New Year holiday, they will be given another day off as compensation.

Regarding the 2022 National Day (September 2), the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs proposed that laborers have two days off on September 1 and 2, which fall on Thursday and Friday.

For the 2022 New Year, people in Vietnam will take a three-day break from January 1 to 3 in accordance with the 2019 Labor Code.

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