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Vietnam 2020 Public Holidays Draft Released

Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi)
Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Updated: Saturday, September 14, 2019


At a recent session of the Vietnamese People 's Committee, the director of Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Ha Tat Thang, shared his views as to the 2020 Tet Nguyên dán lunar new year of Vietnam public holidays, and his inclination to based the 2020 Tet public holidays of Vietnam "on the common spirit of the Labor Law".

The aforementioned draft is in line with the recent (2019-07-22) comments by the director of Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Ha Tat Thang, at a session of the Vietnamese People 's Committee, as to the 2020 Tet Nguyên dán lunar new year of Vietnam public holidays, and his inclination to base the 2020 Tet public holidays of Vietnam "on the common spirit of the Labor Law", adding in today's media reports that "Most likely, 2020 will not apply the provisions of swap holidays in the holidays, New Year. infused. This is to limit the situation of too long leave in the first days of the lunar year. Regulations on holidays and New Year will be based on the common spirit of the Labor Law ".

As we then predicted, MOLISA recommends not to engage in weekday and weekend swapping around Tet 2020, as happened in past years (2017-12-15 and 2016-11-21), "to limit the over-break in the first days of the lunar year".

The 2 options presented today will be covered in the next discussion, in the National Assembly session, in October 2019, to either start the 2020 Tet public holidays of Vietnam one day or 2 days before the Tet New Year date.



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