Thursday August 1st
Friday August 2nd
Those are mandatory vacation-days for workers at educational institutes in Gyeonggi Province, which includes me.
Here is a map of Jinju, which sits near the south coast in "Gyeongnam Province", ancestral home of President Park.
Director of Institute A: "Aha! Institute B is still going to be open next Friday! I know I promised it as a vacation day, but we cannot afford to close! The mothers may see us as being lazy and bring their children to Institute B...Cancel your plans now. It will be a normal work day!" No discussion!!
(The institute that I have the displeasure of currently working at honors neither the contracts they produce nor the law regarding [among other things] vacation days. They lie, promising days off, but refuse to give them, and threaten you if you get too "rude" in asking too much about them. When they do give them, it is strictly when it is convenient for them [a single extraneous Thursday, say]. Looking back over the two most recent foreign-teachers who have ended their time here, M.R. and J.H., both ended up without having received the vacation days the law specifies they must get. I will also not end up with all of mine.)