Hanoi (VNA) – Options for the number of days to Tet (Lunar new year) festival have been submitted to Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh for approval, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) said.
The options were decided upon after review and advice from 14 ministries and sectors.
Under both options, workers can take time off work to enjoy vacation for seven or nine days depending on the decision.
Eleven of the 14 ministries and sectors, including MoLISA, chose the first option, absent for seven days. Two others chose to be absent for nine days.
Another department proposed an eight-day delay holidays.
In the first option, the workers will be absent from January 20, 2023 to January 26, 2023. The MoLISA believes that the holidays should not be too long, but workers still have enough time to travel and prepare for Tet.
In the second option, the workers will be absent from January 21, 2023 to January 29, 2023. MoLISA estimated that the holidays may create a strain on the transport system as January 21 falls on the last day of the lunar year.
Regarding workers in the non-state sector, MoLISA suggested that company managers consider vacations according to their actual situation and inform their employees at least 30 days before the vacation.
As for the New Year’s Eve holiday in early 2023, workers will have Saturday (December 31), Sunday (January 1) and Monday (January 2) off, MoLISA said./.