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South Korea's Parliament Considering Day In Lieu Public Holidays

Source: The Korea Times (Seoul)
Posted: Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Most recent follow-up news item: August 28, 2014

Fifteen lawmakers from South Korea's governing Grand National Party (GNP) have signed up for a bill authored by Representative Yoon Sang-Hyun, which would make the Monday following a Sunday public holiday also a public holiday.

Currently public holidays in South Korea are subject to a presidential order which sets guidelines, saying that South Koreans have 14 days of public holidays a year, including New Year's Day and Memorial Day.

Depending on the years, and on which day of the week these mostly fixed-date public holidays fall, South Koreans can get 13 public holidays as was the case in 2008 when only one public holiday fell on a Sunday. However, in 2009, under the current system, they will only get 10 real public holidays as more public holidays fall on a week-end.

Note that the proposed legislation (Bill No. 1802922) would not give a day in lieu for public holidays that fall on a Saturday, even though Saturdays are officially non-working days since July 2005.

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