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South Korean Day In Lieu Public Holidays Update

Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul)
Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011
Most recent follow-up news item: August 28, 2014

The South Korean government has announced that it was examining a stimulus plan which would encourage a "substitute public holiday system" giving the next day off when public holidays overlap or fall on a Sunday.

The topic of "substitute" or "day in lieu" public holidays is a recurring topic in the South Korean news.

Two years ago (2009-07-10), South Korea's Ministry of Strategy and Finance has announced that, together with the Ministry of Public Administration and Security, it would consider implementing compensating day in lieu public holidays when a public holiday falls on a weekend.

The year before that (2008-12-09), fifteen lawmakers from South Korea's then governing Grand National Party (GNP) had signed up for a bill which would make the Monday following a Sunday public holiday also a public holiday.

None of the bills proposed to date would give a day in lieu for public holidays that fall on a Saturday, even though Saturdays are officially non-working days since July 2005 (2005-06-21).

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