March 1, Liberation Day, National Foundation Day, and Hangeul Day. In the future, if this national holiday overlaps with a weekend, an alternative holiday will be applied and the following Monday will become a 'red day'. When the amendment was originally passed, it was known that all public holidays were covered, but the expected Christmas and Buddha's birthday days were excluded.

Reporter Kim Min-jung reports.

<Reporter> According

to the so-called 'alternative holiday law' passed by the National Assembly last month, national holidays such as March 1st, Liberation Day, National Foundation Day, Hangeul Day, and holidays such as New Year's Day, Christmas Day, Buddha's Birthday, and Remembrance Day on January 1 overlap with weekends. A legal basis has been established to allow the following Monday to be a substitute public holiday.

Among them, the 4th of national holidays, Christmas Day, and Buddha's birthday were expected to be included in the government-designated substitute holidays. Today (15th), the government designated only the 4th national holidays, such as March 1st, as substitute holidays, excluding Christmas and Buddha's birthday. said he would do it.

[HR Innovation destination manager in charge just think people seating ticket (holidays) but have everything a full-rattling impact on the economy also (has set) as a way to do this expansion only national holiday]

geonya gave depriving "shame" is Responses were mixed with those of "I understand the government's decision."

[Kang Seok-gyu / Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul: As the days off are a little less, the efficiency drops… .]

[Heo Man-hyuk / Nowon-gu, Seoul: (Substitute holiday) It is a job that has absolutely nothing to do with it, so I do not think anything about it Oh, I guess it is… .]

Although the government is in the position that it has found a compromise between the people's right to rest and the right to survival of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the criticism that the standard for designating alternative holidays is not clear seems inevitable.

(Video coverage: Yang Hyun-cheol, video editing: Kim Jong-mi)