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South Korea Declares May 6 Public Holiday

Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul)
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2016


Earlier today, at the Cabinet meeting chaired by President Park Geun-hye, the Government of South Korea decided to go ahead and declare Friday, May 6, 2016, as a one-off (temporary) non-working public holiday in South Korea, to link the annual Orimal (Children's Day) South Korean public holiday with the subsequent weekend and thus create a 4-day period of South Korean non-working public holidays and boost the economy.

Earlier this week (2016-04-25), we had reported that the South Korean government was considering declaring Friday, May 6, 2016, the day after the annual Children's Day non-working public holiday of South Korea, as a one-off ("temporary") non-working public holiday in South Korea, to create a 4-day period of South Korean non-working public holidays and boost the economy, and that the matter would be discussed at the Cabinet meeting of Thursday, July 28, 2016.

Last summer (2015-08-04), the South Korean government had similarly approved a previous proposal (2015-08-02) to declare Friday, August 14, 2015, the day before the annual National Liberation Day non-working public holiday of South Korea, as a one-off ("temporary") non-working public holiday in South Korea, due to the annual Liberation Day non-working public holiday falling on a Saturday in 2015, the 70th anniversary of South Korea's liberation.

The aforementioned declaration of Friday, May 6, 2016, as a one-off ("temporary") non-working public holiday in South Korea, thus amends the list of the official dates of 2016 South Korean annual non-working public holidays, including those based on the Korean lunar calendar, and those 2016 South Korean public holidays which fall on a Sunday, as announced by the Government of South Korea, over a year ago (2014-12-12).



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