PM approves nine day holiday for Tet Lunar New Year

The Prime Minister on November 23 agreed with a proposal from the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs for a nine day holiday during Tet Lunar New Year, which will occur in February 2013.

Nguyen Hue Street in HCMC is richly decorated with a huge variety of flowers during every Tet Lunar New Year (Photo: SGGP)

Accordingly, people will be allowed consecutive work leave from February 9-17.  Since Friday, February 15 will be working day it has been included in the holiday leave and working people will compensate it on February 23 instead.

During the solar New Year, according to the western calendar, there will be a four day leave from December 29 to January 1. People will be granted leave on working day of December 31 and work instead on January 5.

For the April 30 and May 1 holidays, the PM has permitted five days off from April 27 to May 1. Working day on April 29 will be compensated on May 4 instead.

By Lam Nguyen – Translated by Hai Mien

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