<Anchor> If

you look at the rest of the calendar this year, you can't find any red days on weekdays except for the Chuseok holiday.

This is because Liberation Day, National Foundation Day, Hangeul Day, and Christmas Day are all Saturdays or Sundays.

So there was talk that office workers are sighing deeply, but the ruling party is pushing for a plan to expand the alternative holiday system, which was applied only to Chuseok, Lunar New Year's Day, and Children's Day, to other holidays.

If the law is passed in this extraordinary session of the National Assembly, it can come into effect from Liberation Day on August 15th.

This is reporter Yoo Soo-hwan.

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policy of expansion was brought up by floor leader Yun Ho-jung, the floor leader of the Democratic Party.

He announced that he would rush the legislation so that it will be applied from Liberation Day on August 15th.

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." According to the Hyundai Research Institute survey, consumer spending a day as an alternative Enlarge 2 It is expected to increase by KRW 100 trillion and create 36,000 jobs.”

According to a poll conducted last week by Seo Young-gyo, chair of the Administration and Safety Committee belonging to the Democratic Party, 72.5% of the people supported the introduction of an alternative public holiday, showing a high level of public consensus.

[Seo Young-gyo/Chairman of National Assembly Administration: Because I think it is a good way to create a lot of economic effects and jobs for many people in this difficult time with Corona... .] There

are eight bills related to alternative holidays in the National Assembly, but the Democratic Party is in the position to apply it to all public holidays that are 15 days a year.

There is also a bill to add public holidays altogether.

Chairman Seo Young-gyo celebrated Arbor Day, Democratic Party lawmaker Jeong Cheong-rae celebrated Labor Day and Mother's Day, People's Power Rep. Kim Seong-won celebrated Martyrs' Day, and Rep. Ha Young-je of the same party celebrated Elder's Day. A bill was introduced to designate a public holiday.

The opposition is not opposed to the broad framework of expanding alternative holidays.

Business circles are opposing, saying, "The burden on companies has increased due to the reduction of working hours and the expansion of vacation time.

(Video coverage: Park Jin-ho, video editing: Choi Jin-hwa)