Vietnam’s public holidays are administered by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Vietnam (MOLISA).
Employees seeking to plan ahead and schedule their allotted paid holidays per year can now mark these dates in their calendars. When a public holiday falls on a weekend – either Saturday or Sunday – the following Monday will be considered a paid holiday.
[tips title="Did You Know"]Three significant days that are not officially recognized as paid holidays include the Anniversary of the Founder of the Communist Party, the Birthday of President Ho Chi Minh, and Christmas.[/tips]
Tet is the most important holiday because it is the Vietnamese New Year; in honor of religious freedom and the country’s political independence, local shops are widely known to close down during this time.
Official public holiday schedule for 2022
New Year’s Day
January 1 (Saturday) – January 3 (Monday)
January 29 (Saturday) – February 6 (Sunday)
- January 31 (Monday) is Tet Eve (Vietnamese New Year’s Eve)
- February 1 (Tuesday) is Tet Nguyen Dan (Vietnamese New Year)
Hung Kings Commemoration Holiday
April 10 (Sunday) – April 11 (Monday)
Hung Kings are the traditional founders of the nation, the holiday falls on the 10th day of the third lunar month
Liberation/Reunification Day Holiday
April 30 (Saturday) – May 2 (Monday)
International Labor Day (in lieu)
May 3 (Tuesday)
September 1 (Thursday) – September 2 (Friday)