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Vietnam Mulls Annual June 28 Public Holidays Extension

Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi)
Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: November 20, 2019

The Vietnamese government has suggested that June 28, National Family Day, be declared as a new annual non-working public holiday in Vietnam, and draft amendments to the Labor Code, were submitted to the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee, earlier this week, by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.

It is not certain, by any means, that the aforementioned proposal of a new Vietnamese public holiday, on June 28, will amount to anything, as previous proposals were all quickly shelved.

Late last summer (2019-09-20), the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor had called on the government of Vietnam to add 3 annual non-working public holidays to the Vietnamese labour code and work calendar, either by increasing the annual Independence Day public holidays to run from September 2 to 5, or by declaring January 1-3 as public holidays annually.

And, earlier that spring (2019-06-12 and 2019-05-03), we had reported that Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) had submitted a draft proposal to reduce the 2020 Tet Nguyên đán lunar new year of Vietnam public holidays, and declare July 27 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Vietnam, instead.

Meanwhile (2019-10-25 and 2019-10-10), the Official Letter No. 4544 / TB-LDTBXH, signed by the Vietnamese Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, Dao Ngoc Dung, officially listed the dates of the 2020 Lunar New Year (Tet) public holidays in Vietnam "for officials, civil servants, officials and employees of administrative, non-business agencies, political organizations, socio-political organizations", as running from Thursday, January 23, 2020 to Wednesday, January 29, 2020, inclusively.

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