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South Korean Mulls Happy Monday Public Holidays
 
(Posted on Saturday, July 9, 2016)

Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul)

The South Korean Government is considering moving some of the fixed-date non-working public holidays of South Korea so that they always occur on a Monday.

The "Substitute Holiday Bill", passed 3 years ago (03-May-2013), automatically declares a one-off day in lieu non-working public holiday in South Korea on the Mondays which follow an annual non-working public holiday falling on a Sunday, including the multi-day Seol-nal and Chuseok lunar Soth Korean public holidays (28-Aug-2014 ), but these changes are initially limited to the South Korean public sector, and do not provide for a day in lieu for public holidays that fall on a Saturday, even though Saturdays are officially non-working days since July 2005 in South Korea (21-Jun-2005).

Almost 20 years ago, neighboring Japan had, progressively (22-Jun-2001, 23-Oct-1998, and 26-Apr-1998), enacted 2 bills, nicknamed the "Happy Mondays Laws", that eventually moved 4 of the annual Japanese public holidays from their fixed date to a floating system whereby they always occur on a Monday.

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 (July 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
 2014-08-28: South Korean Substitute Public Holiday September 10
 2013-05-03: South Korean 2015 Public Holidays Changes
 2005-06-21: South Korea Cancels 2 Public Holidays
 2001-06-22: Japan Moves More Public Holidays To Monday
 1998-10-23: Japan Revises Public Holidays Legislation
 1998-04-26: Japan Diet Debates Monday Public Holidays


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