Source:Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi)
Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Most recent follow-up news item: June 12, 2019
Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has submitted to the Vietnamese government a formal proposal for the list of 2019 public holidays in Vietnam in which the annual Tet Nguyên đán lunar new year of Vietnam would last 9 days.
Today's submission follows last month's feedback (2018-05-28) from the ministries consulted last April by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), concerning the 2 options contained in the draft annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the upcoming calendar year 2019, in which 12 of the 14 concerned ministries replied with a preference for the option in which the annual Tet Nguyên đán lunar new year of Vietnam would last 9 days (2018-04-13).
As per the revised new Labour Code (2010-03-22 and 2009-11-16), adopted at the third session of the 13th National Assembly (2012-06-21), and which took effect on May 1st, 2013, the annual Tet Vietnamese non-working public holidays were extended from 4 to 5 days and, as was the case 2 years ago (2015-10-15) but not in other years (2016-11-21, 2014-11-12 and 2013-12-05), the aforementioned MOLISA draft list of Vietnamese public holidays for 2019, suggests a swap of weekend days for additional public holidays in Vietnam during the Tet 2019, contrary to what was done last year (2017-12-15, 2017-12-09, 2017-11-24, 2017-10-20, 2017-09-29).
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