Vietnam celebrates 9 public holidays a year, among the lowest in the region of Southeast Asian Nations. This country even only had the total of 8 public holidays a year before March 28, 2007, when Vietnamese government added a traditional holiday commemorating the mythical Hung Kings, increasing the number of public holidays in Vietnam to 9.
Just like many other countries, Vietnam acknowledge substitute holiday in which a week day (usually Monday) will be considered as a holiday if a public holiday falls on weekend.
List of public holidays in Vietnam for Calendar year 2013
Below is the list of 2013 Vietnamese public holidays. Please note that this calendar is based on estimates. We do not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information available.
Tet Duong Lich
International New Year’s Day
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Tet Nguyen Dan
Vietnamese New Year – Tet Nguyen Dan 2013
It is the most important and most celebrated holidays in Vietnam. Tet Nguyen Dan marks the first day of the first month according to Vietnamese lunar calendar. The name Tet Nguyen Dan can be translated as Feast of the First Morning.
The date of Tet Nguyen Dan falls in coincidence with Chinese New Year since their observance is based on lunar calendar. Usually, the celebration of Tet Nguyen Dan takes about 3 until 6 days. During these holidays, public services, shops, and restaurants are usually closed, and consumer prices tend to increase significantly.
Saturday, 9 February 2013
Sunday, 10 February 2013 (Tet Nguyen Dan)
Monday, 11 February 2013
Tuesday, 12 February 2013
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Thursday, 14 February 2013
Gio to Hung Vuong Day
Traditional holiday commemorating the Mythical Hung Kings – The first king of Van Lang or Lac Viet. The government started adopting the holiday on 28 March 2007.
Friday, 19 April 2013
Ngay thong nhat
Vietnam Victory Day / Reunification Day / Liberation Day
Celebrates the fall of Saigon and the reunification of Vietnam in the year of 1975.
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Ngay Quoc te Lao dong
International Worker’s Day
Celebrates the workers’ achievement in terms of economic and social.
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Celebrates the declaration of Vietnamese Independence.
Monday, 2 September 2013