Vietnam Mull Extending September 2020 Public Holidays
Source:Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi)
Posted: Monday, June 8, 2020 Updated: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
The Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism through its General Director, Nguyen Trung Khanh, has proposed the extension of the upcoming 2020 National Day public holiday, its 75th, to last 5 days, from Wednesday to Sunday, September 2-6, 2020.
Late last year (2019-11-20), the Vietnamese National Assembly approved a new annual public holiday to be observed either on the day before, or the day after, namely September 1 or September 3, depending on the weekday on which the annual September 2, Vietnamese National Day public holiday, falls.
However, the amended Article 112 of Vietnam's Labour Code, in which the National Day entry now reads "National Day 02 days (September 2 of the solar calendar and 01 day immediately preceding or after)" ("Quốc khánh 02 ngày (ngày 02 tháng 9 dương lịch và 01 ngày liền kề trước hoặc sau)"), will not take effect until 2021, thus the aforementioned suggestion by Nguyen Trung Khanh.
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