Vietnam Rules-Out Extended September Public Holidays
Source:Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi)
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Vietnam's Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, has rejected the recent proposal of the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, that the upcoming 2020 National Day public holiday, its 75th, be extended to last 5 days, from Wednesday to Sunday, September 2-6, 2020, thus siding with the contrary opinion expressed by the Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs ("Thủ tướng chia sẻ, đồng tình với quan điểm chúng tôi đưa ra và đã chốt việc không hoán đổi ngày làm việc dịp nghỉ lễ này như đề xuất của ngành du lịch").
Earlier this week (2020-06-08), the General Director of the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Nguyen Trung Khanh, 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, somewhat of an anticipation of the effects of the 2021 amendments to Article 112 of Vietnam's Labour Code (2019-11-20), 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)").
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