Source:Yonhap News Agency (Seoul)
Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
With the recent 10-day Chuseok public holidays of South Korea barely over, speculation is already rife that similar one-off bridge public holidays will be declared by the Government of South Korea, in 2025 and 2028, when a similar configuration of the Chuseok and Hanugeul public holidays of South Korea and adjoining weekends occurs.
This year (2017-09-05, 2017-08-27 and 2017-07-07), the Government of South Korea declared Monday, October 2, 2017, as a one-off (temporary) non-working public holiday in South Korea, to link the annual Chuseok South Korean public holiday with the preceding weekend and thus create a 10-day period of South Korean non-working public holidays and boost the economy, thus amending the list of the official dates of 2017 South Korean annual non-working public holidays, including those based on the Korean lunar calendar, and those 2017 South Korean public holidays which fall on a Sunday, as announced by the Government of South Korea, almost 2 years ago (2015-12-08).
Last year (2016-04-28), the Government of South Korea had similarly declared Friday, May 6, 2016, as a one-off (temporary) non-working public holiday in South Korea, to link the annual Orininal (Children's Day) South Korean public holiday with the subsequent weekend, and the summer before that (2015-08-04), the South Korean government had declared 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.
In the same vein it can be expected that Friday, October 10, 2025, might be declared a one-off public holiday in South Korea to create a non-stop period of public holidays in South Korea, from October 3-12, 2025, inclusively. Likewise, by declaring Friday, October 6, 2028, as a one-off public holiday in South Korea, a non-stop period of public holidays in South Korea, from October 3-12, 2028, inclusively, would be created.
Links and References
Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "South Korean 2025 and 2028 Public Holiday Preview" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.