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South Korean 2014 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul)
Posted: Monday, September 23, 2013
Most recent follow-up news item: June 15, 2020


Yesterday, the South Korean Ministry of Public Administration and Security announced the official dates of 2014 South Korean public holidays, and particular those that are based on the Korean lunar calendar, and what happens when any of the 2014 South Korean public holidays falls on a Sunday.

Contrary to the announcements of 2 years ago (2011-03-03), but in line with last year's announcement (2012-12-11), the aforementioned announcement does not include the dates of any elections, but it confirms the restoration of Hangeul Day, on October 9, as a non-working public holiday (2012-11-07).

One surprise is that the "Substitute Holiday Bill", passed last spring (2013-05-03), and which automatically declares a one-off day in lieu non-working public holiday on the Mondays which follow an annual non-working public holiday falling on a Sunday, will take effect in 2014, instead of 2015 as had been announced in May 2013.

These changes will, initially, be 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 (2005-06-21).



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