Vietnam Public Holidays

Public holidays in Vietnam are regulated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi and the newly-amended Labour Code of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. According to Vietnamese labour laws, if a recognised public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday is observed as a paid holiday.

If your travel dates fall on Vietnam’s Public Holiday, you should book everything in advance. The large number of Vietnamese traveling home for the holidays and back to work after holidays makes finding space on buses, trains, and planes very difficult. The expenses for transportation will be raised highly. Especially Tet holiday, businesses and museums close. The traffic is very busy around 10 days before and after Tet holiday.

Here is the list of public holidays:
Date English Name Remarks
January 1 New Year’s Day
Normally from 29th Jan to 6th Feb by lunar calendar Tet (Vietnamese New Year) Largest holiday of the year, occurs around late January-early February
10th day of the 3rd lunar month Hung Kings Commemorations New holiday since 2007, around April
April 30 Reunification Day Liberation of Saigon and reunification of Vietnam in 1975
May 1 International Labour Day International Labour Day
September 2

( and 1 extra day on 1 Sept or 3 Sept)

National Day Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam

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