Vietnam plans nine-day Lunar New Year break

By Hong Chieu   October 11, 2021 | 11:46 pm GMT+7
Vietnam plans nine-day Lunar New Year break
A woman carries peach blossom trees, a popular Tet decoration, to a market for sale in Hanoi, February 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
The next Lunar New Year holiday will be a nine-day break with five weekdays and four weekend days, according to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.

The ministry has proposed that the holiday to mark the Year of the Tiger runs from Jan. 29 to Feb. 6, 2022. If approved, civil servants and public employees will have a nine-day Tet holiday.

Meanwhile, the ministry has proposed two options for the next National Day (Sept. 2) celebrations.

Starting this year, the National Day holiday has been expanded to two days, the choice of the additional day being on either side of Sept. 2, depending on the calendar.

If the extra day off is Sept. 1 next year, civil servants and public employees would be entitled to four days off, Thursday to Sunday. This would allow employees to enjoy a long holiday weekend and not extend it to a normal working day, the ministry has noted.

In the second option, if the employer chooses to give the additional day off on Sept. 3, the holiday would run from Friday to Monday.

Agencies and units that do not have a fixed break for the two days can arrange another suitable holiday schedule for their employees.

The holiday proposals will be reviewed by the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs and submitted to the government for its final decision.

 
 
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