Five-day Reunification Day holiday proposed to promote tourism

By Hong Chieu   April 4, 2024 | 06:58 am PT
Five-day Reunification Day holiday proposed to promote tourism
Tourists at Sam Son beach in Thanh Hoa Province, April 30, 2023. Photo by VnExpress/Tung Dinh
The labor ministry is proposing a consecutive five-day Reunification Day and Labor Day holiday, from April 27 to May 5, by transferring the working day on Monday, April 29, to another date.

The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs submitted a document to the prime minister and other ministries on Thursday to seek their opinions on the proposal.

The ministry said a consecutive five-day holiday would help boost tourism and spending, promoting economic growth without changing the number of working days.

The ministry has not proposed how the April 29 working day would be transferred. If the proposal is approved, people in Vietnam would have a five-day holiday from April 27 to May 1 (from Saturday of the previous week to Wednesday of the next week). The original holiday period lasted two days, from April 30 to May 1.

This month, there will still be one more holiday for the Hung King Festival on April 18.

Starting 2021, Vietnam has an extra day off to the National Day holiday (Sept. 2), either on Sept. 1 or Sept. 3. In total, there are 11 official days off for holidays in a year. Foreign workers in Vietnam have two extra days off: one on their traditional New Year holiday, and the other on their countries' National Day holiday.

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