Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul)
The South Korean Government is considering moving some of the fixed-date non-working public holidays of South Korea so that they always occur on a Monday.
The "Substitute Holiday Bill", passed 3 years ago (03-May-2013), automatically declares a one-off day in lieu non-working public holiday in South Korea on the Mondays which follow an annual non-working public holiday falling on a Sunday, including the multi-day Seol-nal and Chuseok lunar Soth Korean public holidays (28-Aug-2014), but these changes are initially 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 in South Korea (21-Jun-2005).
Almost 20 years ago, neighboring Japan had, progressively (22-Jun-2001, 23-Oct-1998, and 26-Apr-1998), enacted 2 bills, nicknamed the "Happy Mondays Laws", that eventually moved 4 of the annual Japanese public holidays from their fixed date to a floating system whereby they always occur on a Monday.
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