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Vietnam 2021 Public Holidays Draft

Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi)
Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: January 12, 2022

The director of Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has submitted to the Prime Minister two plans for the Lunar New Year public holidays of Vietnam in 2021.

The aforementioned draft is in line with the recent (2019-07-22, 2018-04-13, 2017-09-29, 2016-10-19) by MOLISA), whereby 2 options are proposed and debated at length until an inter departmental consensus is reached.

While option 1 moves public holidays around, as was the case in most past years (2017-12-15 and 2016-11-21), Option 2 makes no changes to the dates that are set in the Labour Code of Vietnam, as amended in 2012, as regards the Lunar New Year public holidays (2012-07-17, 2012-06-21, 2011-10-03, 2011-01-07), as was the case last year (2019-10-25).

As usual, MOLISA makes a recommendation as to which of the 2 options should be chosen, and in this case "the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs proposed to choose option 1 to rest 2 days before Tet, 3 days after Tet. Because this plan is both in compliance with the legal regulations, and harmonious and appropriate because the number of days off before Tet is 2 days not too short, the number of days off after Tet includes 3 days of Tet and 2 days of compensation ( Saturday - Sunday) is appropriate".

As usual, the path to a final version the public holidays list for the upcoming calendar year is a long and tortuous one in Vietnam (2019-10-25, 2019-10-10, 2019-09-14, 2019-08-28, 2019-07-22, 2019-05-03).

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