Vietnam Public Holidays

A calendar of the national vacation days when businesses, schools, government offices and banks may close and most people get the day off in Vietnam...

Many of Vietnam’s major holidays are linked to the lunar calendar and therefore vary from year to year. The list below provides a rough guide to when the main national lunar holidays are held:

  • Tết Nguyen Dan (Lunar New Year) – January/February. This is the most important festival in the Vietnamese calendar
  • Thanh Minh (Holiday of the Dead) – March/April. The second most important festival in the Vietnamese calendar
  • Phat Dan – April/May
  • Trung Nguyan (Wandering Soul’s Day) – June/July
  • Confucius' Birthday – November/December

There are also many smaller local celebrations held within Vietnam.

When a public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday is a holiday.

Vietnamese Public Holidays 2017

  • 1 January - New Year's Day
  • 2 January - New Year's Day holiday
  • 26 January - First day of Tet Holiday
  • 27 January - Vietnamese New Year's Eve
  • 28 January - 1 February - Vietnamese New Year Holiday
  • 6 April - Vietnamese Kings' Commemoration Day (Hung Kings Day)
  • 7 April - Public Holiday
  • 30 April - Liberation Day
  • 1 May - International Labour Day
  • 2 May - Liberation Day/Reunification Day holiday
  • 2 September - National Day
  • 4 September - National Day holiday