Vietnam Bank Holidays 2020


 
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A preview of the Vietnam bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2020, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Vietnam Bank Holidays in 2020
Jan.    Wed New Year's Day
        Fri Tet Eve (Vietnamese New Year's Eve)
        Sat Tet Nguyen Dan (Vietnamese New Year)
        Sun Tet Holiday
        Mon Tet Holiday
        Tue Tet Holiday
        Wed Tet Holiday
        Thu Tet Holiday
Apr.    Thu Gio to Hung Vuong Day
        Thu Liberation/Reunification Day
May     Fri International Labour Day
Sep.    Wed National Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

12 Jul 2018 Vietnam 2019 Public Holidays Officialized (Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) The Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, after consultation with its key ministers, has officially approved in the Letter No. 65-19 / VPCP-KGVX to the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, the Vietnamese public holidays 2019 calendar which had previously been submitted by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).  21 Jun 2018 Vietnam 2019 Public Holiday Submitted (Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has submitted to the Vietnamese government a formal proposal for the list of 2019 public holidays in Vietnam in which the annual Tet Nguyên dán lunar new year of Vietnam would last 9 days.  28 May 2018 Vietnam 2019 Public Holidays Update (Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has received feedback from the ministries it consulted last April concerning the 2 options contained in the draft annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the upcoming calendar year 2019, and 12 of the 14 concerned ministries have replied with a preference for Option 1, the one where the annual Tet Nguyên dán lunar new year of Vietnam would last 9 days.  13 Apr 2018 Vietnam 2019 Public Holidays Draft (Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) of the government of Vietnam has issued a draft containing its proposed annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the upcoming calendar year 2019, with, as is often the case, 2 different options being drafted, but this time for the Western New Year, rather than for the Tet Nguyên dán lunar new year of Vietnam, as is usually the case.  15 Dec 2017 Vietnam 2018 Public Holidays Officialized (Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) The Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, after consultation with its key ministers, has officially approved the Vietnamese public holidays 2018 calendar which had previously been submitted by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).  09 Dec 2017 Vietnam 2018 Public Holidays Update (Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) The Director of the Department of Labor Safety at the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Ha Tat Thang, has announced that the Vietnamese public holidays calendar for 2018 has been submitted by MOLISA to the Government of Vietnam for consideration and will be published "in a few days".  24 Nov 2017 Vietnam 2018 Public Holidays To Be Finalized (Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) The Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, has announced that the unanimous recommendation of the 6 ministries concerned, for Option 2, of the earlier proposal by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam, for the annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the upcoming calendar year 2018, would be validated at the next Cabinet meeting.  20 Oct 2017 Vietnam 2018 Public Holidays Update (Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has received feedback from the ministries it consulted last month concerning the 2 options contained in the draft annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the upcoming calendar year 2018, and all 6 concerned ministries have replied with a preference for Option 2, the one where the annual Tet Nguyên dán lunar new year of Vietnam would start 2 days before the Lunar New Year.  29 Sep 2017 Vietnam 2018 Public Holidays Draft (Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) of the government of Vietnam has issued a draft containing its proposed annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the upcoming calendar year 2018, with, as is often the case, 2 different options being drafted for the annual Tet Nguyên dán lunar new year of Vietnam.  21 Nov 2016 Vietnam 2017 Public Holidays Approved (Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) The Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, has accepted the recommendations of the Ministry of Interior, as set-out in the "Official Letter 5039 / BNV-TCCB 4002", in response to the earlier proposal by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam of 2 proposed options for the annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Vietnam public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: The official list of public holidays in Vietnam is regulated by the Labour Code of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the revised Article 73 of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s Labor Code, as most-recently amended in 2012.  Weekend Public Holidays: When a public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it is to be observed publicly on the following Monday.  Gio To Hung Vuong: is a new public holiday to commemorate the legendary Hung Kings, voted upon by the Vietnamese National Assembly on March 23, 2007. According to the law of record, law No 84/2007/QH11 replacing clause 73 of the Labour Code, when Gio To Hung Vuong falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it shall be moved to the following Monday .  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.  Vietnam International Codes VN and VNM (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .vn (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Vietnam information and news: UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Vietnam maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Vietnam), and Wikipedia (includes Vietnam commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Vietnam, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Vietnam, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Vietnam.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Vietnam that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Vietnamese Calendar Public Holidays : Both traditional Vietnamese calendars used in Vietnam (solar and lunar) possess a structure very similar to their Chinese counterparts. However, the Vietnamese calendars use Vietnam's time zone as a reference point, rather than Beijing's, to determine the date when a Vietnamese lunar calendar or Vietnamese Solar Calendar event occurs. This sometimes causes some holidays based on either of the Vietnamese calendars to occur one day earlier than the corresponding Chinese date (this occurs, on average, in about 4% of the cases).


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2020 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Vietnam, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Vietnam, before planning any trip to Vietnam. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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