The labor ministry has offered two options for the number of days for Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday in 2015: 7 days and 9 days.
The options have been sent to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, who will make the final decision.
Under the first option, state employees will take the nine-day break from February 15, 2015 to February 23, 2015. They will have to work on Saturday (February 14) to make up for one extra day off (Monday, February 16).
Under the second option, state employees will have seven days off from February 18, 2015 to February 24, 2015.
In their proposal, the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs recommended the first option as more convenient since it would create an uninterrupted holiday with a relatively even number of days off both before and after the holiday itself (4 and 5 days).
The Ministry said a poll had revealed that the first option received more negative reviews.
As for the Gregorian New Year holiday, the ministry recommended the PM allow civil servants to take a day off on Friday, January 2, 2015 so they will have four consecutive days off between January 1 and 4.
The proposal will require them to work on Saturday, December 27, 2014 to make up for that extra day off.