Koreans Get Extra Day Off to Stimulate Consumption

      April 29, 2016 12:38

      Workers can look forward to a four-day weekend after President Park Geun-hye in a Cabinet meeting Thursday designated May 6 a holiday this year to boost leisure consumption.

      Park unveiled a number of measures to stimulate domestic spending.

      May 6 is the Friday after Children's Day, another holiday, creating a bridge to the weekend.

      Toll fees on all highways will be waived on May 6. Trains will offer 20 percent discounts to families of at least three people for the entire month of May.

      Over the long weekend, palaces, national forests, sports facilities run by metropolitan and provincial governments and state-run accommodation like camping grounds will be free of charge.

      The government plans to offer daycare services to make sure workers can make the most of the long weekend.

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