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Public holidays in Vietnam

Public holidays in Vietnam

are days when workers get the day off work. Prior to 2007, Vietnamese workers observed 8 days of public holiday a year, among the lowest in the region. On 28 March 2007 the government added the traditional holiday commemorating the mythical Hùng Kings to its list of public holidays,[1] increasing the number of days to 10. As in most other nations, if a holiday falls during the weekend, it is observed on the following Monday.

Public Holidays[2]
Date English Name Local Name Remarks
January 1 New Year Tết dương lịch
From last day of the last lunar month to 4th day of the first lunar month Tết (Vietnamese New Year) Tết Nguyên Đán Largest holiday of the year, occurs around late January-early February
10th day of the 3rd lunar month Hung Kings Commemorations Giỗ tổ Hùng Vương New holiday since 2007, around April (adopted by the government on March 28, 2007[1])
April 30 Liberation Day/Reunification Day Ngày giải phóng/chiến thắng/thống nhất Fall of Saigon and reunification of Vietnam in 1975
May 1 International Workers' Day Ngày Quốc tế Lao động
September 2 National Day (Vietnam) Quốc khánh Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam)
Other Holidays
Date English name Local name
February 3 Communist Party of Viet Nam Foundation Anniversary Ngày thành lập Đảng
March 8 International Women's Day Quốc tế Phụ nữ
April 21 Vietnam Book Day[3] Ngày sách Việt Nam
May 7 Dien Bien Phu Victory Day Ngày Chiến thắng Điện Biện Phủ
May 19 President Ho Chi Minh's Birthday Ngày sinh Chủ tịch Hồ Chí Minh
June 1 International Children's Day Ngày quốc tế thiếu nhi
June 28 Vietnamese Family Day Ngày gia đình Việt Nam
July 27 Remembrance Day (Day for Martyrs and Wounded Soldiers)or(Vietnamese War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day) Ngày thương binh liệt sĩ
August 19 August Revolution Commemoration Day Ngày cách mạng tháng 8
October 10 Capital Liberation Day Ngày giải phóng thủ đô
October 20 Vietnamese Women's Day Ngày phụ nữ Việt Nam
November 20 Vietnamese Teacher's Day Ngày Nhà giáo Việt Nam
December 22 National Defence Day (People's Army of Viet Nam Foundation Anniversary) Ngày hội quốc phòng toàn dân (ngày thành lập Quân đội nhân dân Việt Nam)
December 25 Christmas Day Giáng sinh/Nôen
15/1 (lunar) Lantern Festival (Full moon of the 1st month) Tết Nguyên Tiêu (Rằm tháng giêng)
15/4 (lunar) Buddha's Birthday Lễ Phật đản
5/5 (lunar) Mid-year Festival Tết Đoan ngọ
15/7 (lunar) Ghost Festival Rằm tháng bảy, Vu Lan
15/8 (lunar) Mid-Autumn Festival Tết Trung thu
23/12 (lunar) Kitchen guardians Ông Táo chầu trời


  1. ^ a b Thông qua phương án xây nhà Quốc hội và nghỉ ngày giỗ Tổ
  2. ^ Article 115 Labour Code, 2012 (Vietnamese)
  3. ^ VNA (February 25, 2014). """April 21 to be "Vietnam Book Day. Vietnam Plus. Retrieved May 24, 2014. 
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