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South Korea Declares May 6 Public Holiday
 
(Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2016)

Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul)

Earlier today, at the Cabinet meeting chaired by President Park Geun-hye, the Government of South Korea decided to go ahead and declare Friday, May 6, 2016, as a one-off (temporary) non-working public holiday in South Korea, to link the annual Orimal (Children's Day) South Korean public holiday with the subsequent weekend and thus create a 4-day period of South Korean non-working public holidays and boost the economy.

Earlier this week (25-Apr-2016), we had reported that the South Korean government was considering declaring Friday, May 6, 2016, the day after the annual Children's Day non-working public holiday of South Korea, as a one-off ("temporary") non-working public holiday in South Korea, to create a 4-day period of South Korean non-working public holidays and boost the economy, and that the matter would be discussed at the Cabinet meeting of Thursday, July 28, 2016.

Last summer (04-Aug-2015), the South Korean government had similarly approved a previous proposal (02-Aug-2015) to declare Friday, August 14, 2015, the day before the annual National Liberation Day non-working public holiday of South Korea, as a one-off ("temporary") non-working public holiday in South Korea, due to the annual Liberation Day non-working public holiday falling on a Saturday in 2015, the 70th anniversary of South Korea's liberation.

The aforementioned declaration of Friday, May 6, 2016, as a one-off ("temporary") non-working public holiday in South Korea, thus amends the list of the official dates of 2016 South Korean annual non-working public holidays, including those based on the Korean lunar calendar, and those 2016 South Korean public holidays which fall on a Sunday, as announced by the Government of South Korea, over a year ago (12-Dec-2014).

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
South Korea bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (April 2016)
South Korea 2017 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
South Korea 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
South Korea 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
South Korea 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
South Korea 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
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 2017-08-27: South Korean October 2 Public Holiday Flip-Flop
 2017-07-07: South Korea Public Holiday October 2
 2017-01-12: South Korea Encourages May 2017 Public Holidays
 2016-04-25: South Korea Mulls May 5-6 Public Holidays
 2015-08-04: South Korean August 14-15 Public Holidays Approved
 2015-08-02: South Korea Mulls August 14-15 Public Holidays
 2014-12-12: South Korean 2015-2016 Public Holidays
 


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