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South Korea Mulls August 14 Public Holiday

Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul)
Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020


The South Korean government is considering the declaration of Friday, August 14, 2020, the day before the National Liberation Day public holiday, which falls on a Saturday, in 2020, "to boost consumer spending in the times of the Covid19".

In recent years, some tentatively announced one-off public holidays in South Korea came to pass while others did not (2019-04-13, 2019-03-06, 2019-02-17, 2018-04-12, 2018-04-10, 2017-09-05, 2017-08-27, 2016-04-28, 2016-04-25, 2015-08-04, 2015-08-02).

Most notably, in 2015 2015-08-04, the South Korean government 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.



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