Koreans Can Look Forward to 66 Days off Next Year

  • Arirang News

    December 14, 2015 10:07

    Koreans will enjoy the same number of days off next year as they did this year.

    Overall there will be 66 public holidays in 2016, counting the extended Lunar New Year and Chuseok holidays.

    The first holiday and long weekend will start on Jan. 1. The only change will be that the Lunar New Year falls on Sunday, Feb. 7, which means that with the obligatory make-up day the break extends to Feb. 10.

    Chuseok or Korean Thanksgiving starts on Wednesday, Sept. 14, which gives Koreans a substantial five days off with the following weekend.

    The final holiday of the year, Christmas, also falls on Sunday, which means a rare Boxing Day off in Korea.

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