List of public holidays in Vietnam

Published:  22:24 Monday - November 14, 2011

List of public holidays in Vietnam

Public holidays in Vietnam are days when workers get the day off work. If a holiday falls during the weekend, it is observed on the following Monday.

Periodly, Vietnamese workers observed 8 days of public holidays a year, among the lowest in the region. On March 28, 2007 the government added the traditional holiday commemorating the mythical Hùng Kings to list of public holidays, increasing the number of days to 9.

Followings are list of 9 Publish Holidays in Vietnam:

Vietnam Public Holidays


English Name

Local Name


 January 1

 New Year's

 Tết dương lịch

 From last two days of the last lunar month to 3rd 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 of the 3rd lunar month

 Hung Kings Commemoriations

 Giỗ tổ Hùng Vương

 New holiday since 2007, around April (adopted by the government on March 28, 2007)

 April 30

 Liberation Day/Reunification Day

 Ngày giải phóng

 Fall of Saigon and reunification of Vietnam in 1975

 May 1

 International Workers' Day

 Ngày Quốc tế Lao động

 September 2

 National Day

 Quốc khánh

 Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam)

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