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MOI passes amendment to add six more holidays

The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) recently passed an amendment to the regulation governing memorial days and holidays, and as a result the number of days off in 2015 will increase from 109 to 115 days.

With the new legislation, the public will be able to receive days off in compensation if any holidays occur on Saturday or Sunday. Also, if any holiday is on a Saturday, there will be a day off on Friday; if any holiday occurs on Sunday, the public will have a day off on Monday.

The new regulation will take effect on Jan. 1, 2015. A total of six holidays — 228 Memorial Day, Children's Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day — will occur on either Saturday or Sunday next year. As such, there will be six additional days off in 2015 with the new regulation.

1 Comment
May 12, 2014    curtisakbar@
The biggest question is, will we have to work the following Saturday to make up? I hope this system is abolished as you don't get a holiday, the government just messes up your weekend.
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