Employees to take eight days off for upcoming holidays The Saigon Times Daily People in tradtiional costumes perform a ritual to mark Hung Kings’ death anniversary in HCMC in this file photo. Public employees and workers will have a total of eight days off during the upcoming holidays this year – PHOTO: VNA HCMC – State employees and workers will have eight days off in total during the upcoming holidays such as the Hung Kings’ death anniversary, Reunification Day and International Labor Day, Nguoi Lao Dong Online reported, citing an announcement by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs. On the occasion of the Hung Kings’ death anniversary, public officials, employees working in State agencies and for civil service providers with the Vietnam Communist Party or the Government and state-funded social and political organizations will be given three days off from April 13 to April 15. As for this year’s Reunification Day and International Labor Day, employees and workers can enjoy a five-day break, including Saturday and Sunday, lasting from April 27 to May 1, and they will have to work on Saturday (May 4) as compensation. The ministry noted that State agencies and organizations subject to the announcement should assign personnel appropriately to handle the workload and ensure the nonstop provision of public services for local residents during the holidays. Agencies that do not typically have days off on Saturdays and Sundays will arrange the holiday break according to their business plans.