South Korea has 10 days Chuseok holidays as the world frets about the North Korea

South Korea has 10 days Chuseok holidays as the world frets about the North Korea

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The Economist


The Economist with a history of 174 years, reported about long 10 days Chuseok holidays as the world frets about the North Korea’s recent dangerous provocation against the world.


The frantic exodus has nothing to do with the latest exchange of barbs between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s ruler. Instead, it marks the start of Chuseok, the harvest festival, which usually lasts for three days but this year will stretch for ten. That is thanks to Moon Jae-in, South Korea’s president, who decreed an extra day off to join up a series of tantalisingly close public holidays and weekends.

The Economist also talked about the average working hours of Korean workers. Workers in South Korea toil for more hours each year than those in any other member of the OECD except for Mexico. In 2015 more than 20% of employees slogged for at least 60 hours a week, compared with 9% in Japan and 4% in America.

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President Moon promised to expand leisure time before the election. In order to ensure the right to rest, President Moon made it mandatory to use vacation and promised to consider expanding the basic annual paid vacation to 20 days.

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