Seoul mulls Oct. 2 bonus holiday to give full 10-day holiday streak in first week of Oct

2017.08.24 16:42:01 | 2017.08.24 16:42:36

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The South Korean government is poised to set Oct. 2 a temporary holiday to give its people longest 10-day holiday streak.

A series of national holidays - National Foundation Day (Oct. 3) and Hangul Day (Oct. 9) - coincidentally fell this year with the Chuseok (Lunar Moon) holiday from Oct. 4 to Oct. 6, providing Koreans a rare long holiday.

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“Making Monday (Oct. 2) also a bonus holiday will give greater quality time for families and aid spending,” said the Blue House.

By Ahn Doo-won and Kang Gye-man

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