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Vietnam Tet Public Holidays Could Soon Be Extended

Source: Closing Session of National Assembly Standing Committee (Hanoi)
Posted: Monday, October 3, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2012


The Chairman and Vice-Chairwoman of Vietnam's National Assembly, have both come out in favour of extending the annual Tet, Lunar New Year, non-working public holidays by one day.

The remarks were made by Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung and Vice-Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan during the current 3rd session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National Assembly of Vietnam, which opened this morning.

In the past, the annual Tet, Lunar New Year, non-working public holidays have on occasion been extended, but in those cases, the extra day was compensated by a working Saturday (2010-02-01).

The current Vietnamese Labour Code, which took effect in 1995, was last amended in 2007 when Vietnam's National Assembly to make the 10th day of the 3rd Vietnamese lunar month an annual public holiday (2007-03-29). The Vietnamese Labour Code is currently going through a series of drafts (2010-03-22 and 2009-11-16).



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