Public Holidays

Public holidays in Vietnam 2020-2024

The Vietnamese holiday calendar is dominated by a conspicuous number of New Year's days. Both the Western New Year in the Gregorian calendar and the Chinese New Year are celebrated. The Vietnamese New Year festival follows seamlessly and lasts for 5 days. Apart from a few days of remembrance, however, the year is almost free of public holidays.

This shows that both the Chinese lunar calendar and the Gregorian calendar determine the country. Christian holidays like here are not celebrated at all. However, work-free days are made up on the next working day if the holiday itself falls on a weekend.


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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

holidayLocal namedate
New Year’s DayJan, 1st
International Women's DayMar, 8th
Hung Vuongs Remembrance DayMar, 10th
Liberation DayApr, 30th
Labour DayMay, 2nd
Ho Chi Minh's BirthdayMay, 19th
Family DayJun, 28th
Independence DaySep, 2nd
Ho Chi Minh's DeathSep, 3rd
Vietnamese Women's DayOct, 20th
Teacher's DayNov, 20th
Christmas DayDec, 25th
Boxing DayDec, 26th
New Year’s EveDec, 31st


Moving Holidays in Vietnam

holidayLocal name20202021202220232024
Vietnamese New Year's Day (preparations)Tất NiênJan, 24thFeb, 11thJan, 31stJan, 21stFeb, 9th
Chinese New Year's DayJan, 25thFeb, 12thFeb, 1stJan, 22ndFeb, 10th
Vietnamese New Year's DayTết Nguyên ĐánJan, 26thFeb, 13thFeb, 2ndJan, 23rdFeb, 11th
2. Vietnamese New Year's DayJan, 27thFeb, 14thFeb, 3rdJan, 24thFeb, 12th
3. Vietnamese New Year's DayJan, 28thFeb, 15thFeb, 4thJan, 25thFeb, 13th
4. Vietnamese New Year's DayJan, 29thFeb, 16thFeb, 5thJan, 26thFeb, 14th
5. Vietnamese New Year's DayJan, 30thFeb, 17thFeb, 6thJan, 27thFeb, 15th
Father's DayJun, 21stJun, 20thJun, 19thJun, 18thJun, 16th


Movable holidays with (so far and for us) uncalculatable dates:


holidayLocal nameDatum
Day of Hùng Kings10th day of the third lunar month
Mother's DayFull moon night of the seventh lunar month