Buddhism in Vietnam

Public Holidays

2007 Holiday Name
Mon, Jan 1 New Year's Day
Sat, Feb 17 Tet Eve (Vietnamese New Year)
Sun, Feb 18 Tet (Vietnamese New Year)
Mon, Feb 19 Tet (Vietnamese New Year)
Tue, Feb 20 Tet (Vietnamese New Year)
Wed, Feb 21 Tet Holiday
Thu, Feb 22 Tet Holiday
Thu, Apr 26 Hung King's Day
Mon, Apr 30 Liberation Day
Tue, May 1 Labour Day
Sun, Sep 2 National Day
Tue, Sep 4 National Day (day in lieu)


Other major anniversaries that are celebrated but are not national public holidays are: The Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party: February 3. The Birthday of President Ho Chi Minh: May 19. Christmas Day: December 25.

In comparison with other countries in the region, Vietnam has the fewest holidays with 9 legal days off annually while Indonesia and Thailand have 13 days, the Philippines 12 and China 10.


While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2007 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Vietnam, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. In addition, in many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by the local authorities and you are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Vietnam, before planning any trip to Vietnam. Finally, the dates on this page were calculated using recurrence rules that were found to match available data on July 24, 2007; they are neither official announcements for the future, nor historical record of the past.