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South Korea Mulls May 5-6 Public Holidays

Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul)
Posted: Monday, April 25, 2016
Updated: Saturday, April 13, 2019


The South Korean government's Ministry for Sports culture and Tourism has announced 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.

As per the aforementioned announcement, the South Korean cabinet will review the pros and cons of the proposal to declare 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, at the upcoming 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.

If the aforementioned proposal to declare Friday, May 6, 2016, as a one-off ("temporary") non-working public holiday in South Korea, was approved, it would thus amend the list of the official dates of 2017 South Korean annual non-working public holidays, including those that are 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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