Source:Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi)
Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 Updated: Thursday, December 5, 2013
Vietnam's Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung, has agreed to a request by the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to extend the upcoming 2012 Tet, Lunar New Year, non-working public holidays to cover 9 days.
As per the aforementioned announcement, the upcoming Tet Lunar New Year non-working public holidays will run from Saturday, January 21, until Sunday, January 29, 2012, inclusively.
In the past, the annual Tet, Lunar New Year, non-working public holidays have on occasion (2011-01-07) been extended, and in those cases, the extra day was compensated by a working Saturday (2010-02-01). In the present case, according to the government communiqué the additional non-working public holiday of Friday, January 27, 2012, will be compensated by Saturday, February 4, 2012, being declared a regular working day.
It is not clear if the 2012 extension of the Tet Lunar New Year non-working public holidays is a one-off affair, or if it follows from last fall's pronouncements (2011-10-03) at the 3rd session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National Assembly of Vietnam, by both its Chairman and its Vice-Chairwoman, that they were in favour of extending the annual Tet, Lunar New Year, non-working public holidays by one day.
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