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Vietnam 2020 Public Holidays Update

Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi)
Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Updated: Friday, October 25, 2019


Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has proposed that there be no swapping of public holidays in 2020 around the Tet Vietnamese New Year annual public holidays of Vietnam. MOLISA has also rejected the proposal by the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor to add one more annual non-working public holiday in Vietnam, around the Westen New Year public holiday.

The aforementioned statements are in line with the views expressed on the 2020 Tet Nguyên dán lunar new year of Vietnam public holidays, expressed by the director of Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Ha Tat Thang, at a recent session of the Vietnamese People 's Committee (2019-08-28), and his inclination to based the 2020 Tet public holidays of Vietnam "on the common spirit of the Labor Law", adding in 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 " (2019-07-22).

So far, MOLISA has recommended 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.

The current draft of the 2020 annual public holidays of Vietnam is expected to be commented by the Standing Committee of the National Assembly, on September 20, before a vote on the amended law at the upcoming National Assembly in October.



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