Vietnam Public Holiday

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.


English Name


January 1

New Year's Day

From last day of the last lunar month to 5th day of the first lunar month

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

National Day

Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam