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Vietnam Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Vietnam public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of September 2019, and covering calendar year 2020 Vietnam public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Vietnam public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Sep
  • 20
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  • Vietnam Mulls Annual Public Holidays Extension

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - The Vietnam General Confederation of Labor calls on the government of Vietnam to add 3 annual non-working public holidays to the Vietnamese labour code and work calendar, either by increasing the annual Independence Day public holidays to run from September 2 to 5, or by declaring January 1-3 as public holidays annually.
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  • Sep
  • 14
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  • Vietnam 2020 Public Holidays Update

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has proposed that there be no swapping of public holidays in 2020 around the Tet Vietnamese New Year annual public holidays of Vietnam. MOLISA has also rejected the proposal by the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor to add one more annual non-working public holiday in Vietnam, around the Westen New Year public holiday.
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  • Aug
  • 28
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  • Vietnam 2020 Public Holidays Draft Released

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - At a recent session of the Vietnamese People 's Committee, the director of Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Ha Tat Thang, shared his views as to the 2020 Tet Nguyên dán lunar new year of Vietnam public holidays, and his inclination to based the 2020 Tet public holidays of Vietnam "on the common spirit of the Labor Law".
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  • Jul
  • 22
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  • Vietnam 2020 Public Holidays Draft Update

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - At a recent session of the Vietnamese People 's Committee, the director of Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Ha Tat Thang, shared his views as to the 2020 Tet Nguyên dán lunar new year of Vietnam public holidays, and his inclination to base the 2020 Tet public holidays of Vietnam "on the common spirit of the Labor Law".
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  • Jun
  • 12
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  • Vietnam Drops July 27 Public Holiday

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - Vietnam's Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Dao Ngoc Dung, has announced that, following its rejection by many members of the National Assembly, he was withdrawing his earlier draft proposal to reduce the 2020 Tet Nguyên đán lunar new year of Vietnam public holidays, and declare July 27 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Vietnam.
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  • May
  • 3
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  • Vietnam 2020 Public Holidays Draft

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has submitted to the Vietnamese government a draft proposal to reduce the 2020 Tet Nguyên đán lunar new year of Vietnam public holidays, and declare July 27 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Vietnam.
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2018

  • Jul
  • 12
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  • 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).
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  • Jun
  • 21
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  • 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 đán lunar new year of Vietnam would last 9 days.
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  • May
  • 28
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  • 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 đán lunar new year of Vietnam would last 9 days.
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  • Apr
  • 13
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  • 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 đán lunar new year of Vietnam, as is usually the case.
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2017

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • 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).
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  • Dec
  • 9
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  • 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".
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  • Nov
  • 24
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  • 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.
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  • Oct
  • 20
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  • 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 đán lunar new year of Vietnam would start 2 days before the Lunar New Year.
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  • Sep
  • 29
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  • 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 đán lunar new year of Vietnam.
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2016

  • Nov
  • 21
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  • 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.
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  • Nov
  • 2
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  • Vietnam 2017 Public Holidays Submitted

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - The Vietnamese Ministry of Interior has issued 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 a draft containing 2 proposed options for the annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the upcoming calendar year 2017.
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  • Oct
  • 19
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  • Vietnam 2017 Public Holidays Draft

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs 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 2017, with 2 different options being drafted for the annual Tet lunar new year of Vietnam.
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  • Sep
  • 27
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  • Vietnam Tet 2017 Public Holidays To Be Announced In November

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - The Director of Work Safety at the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Ha Tat Thang, has denied social media rumours that the dates and extent of the 2017 Tet (Vietnamese New Year) non-working public holidays of Vietnam had already been decided and announced.
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  • Mar
  • 2
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  • Vietnamese April 2016 Public Holidays

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam has confirmed the recent amendments to the official list of 2016 non-working public holidays in Vietnam, which extend the dates for the upcoming Hung Kings, Liberation Day, and May Day, annual non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the calendar year 2016.
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2015

  • Nov
  • 16
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  • Vietnam 2016 Public Holidays Official

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam has announced that the Vietnamese Cabinet had approved the previously-announced draft version of the initial list of annual non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the upcoming calendar year 2016.
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  • Oct
  • 15
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  • Vietnam Tet 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam has announced its proposed annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the upcoming Tet (Vietnamese New Year) non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2016.
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  • Mar
  • 9
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  • Vietnam 2015 Public Holidays Amendments Confirmed

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam has confirmed the previously-announced revised version of the initial list of annual non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 4
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  • Vietnam 2015 Public Holidays Amended

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam has announced a revised version of its recently-released list of annual non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the upcoming calendar year 2015, with the April/May triple public holidays starting one day later.
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  • Nov
  • 12
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  • Vietnam 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam has announced its annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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  • Mar
  • 31
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  • Vietnamese May 2014 Public Holidays Extended

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam has made further amendments to the official list of 2014 non-working public holidays in Vietnam, extending the dates for the upcoming Hung Kings, Liberation Day, and May Day, as well as National foundation Day annual non-working public holidays in Vietnam.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 5
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  • Vietnamese 2014 Tet Public Holidays Extended

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - Vietnam's Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung, has agreed to a request by the Vietnamese Ministry of Transportation, Dinh La Thang, to extend the upcoming 2014 Tet, Lunar New Year, non-working public holidays to once again cover 9 days.
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  • Oct
  • 11
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  • Vietnam 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam has announced the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the calendar year 2014.
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  • Apr
  • 11
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  • Vietnamese April 2013 Public Holidays Extended

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam has made further amendments to the official list of 2013 non-working public holidays in Vietnam, which extend the dates for the upcoming Hung Kings, Liberation Day, and May Day, annual non-working public holidays in Vietnam.
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2012

  • Nov
  • 23
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  • Vietnam 2013 Public Holidays Finalized

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam has announced the finalized list of official public holidays in Vietnam for the calendar year 2013.
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  • Jul
  • 17
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  • Vietnamese Public Holidays Amendments Promulgated

    Electronic Government Portal of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Hanoi) - Vietnamese President, Truong Tan Sang, has promulgated the recently-voted revised Labour Code and its amendments to the official list of non-working public holidays in Vietnam.
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  • Jun
  • 21
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  • Vietnamese Public Holidays Amendments Voted

    Electronic Government Portal of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Hanoi) - The Vietnamese National Assembly has ratified, by a vote of 455 out of 466, the long-negotiated new Labour Code and its amendments to the official list of non-working public holidays in Vietnam.
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  • Feb
  • 5
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  • Vietnam 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam has announced the official public holidays in Vietnam for the calendar year 2013.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 28
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  • Vietnam 2012 Tet Public Holidays Extended

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - Vietnam's Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung, has agreed to a request by the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to extend the upcoming 2012 Tet, Lunar New Year, non-working public holidays to cover 9 days.
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  • Nov
  • 13
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  • Vietnam 2012 Hung Kings Public Holiday Announced

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam has completed the official public holidays in Vietnam for the calendar year 2012 by announcing the date of the 2012 Hung Kings' non-working public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 3
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  • Vietnam Tet Public Holidays Could Soon Be Extended

    Closing Session of National Assembly Standing Committee (Hanoi) - The Chairman and Vice-Chairwoman of Vietnam's National Assembly, have both come out in favour of extending the annual Tet, Lunar New Year, non-working public holidays by one day.
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  • Sep
  • 12
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  • Vietnam 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam has announced the official public holidays in Vietnam for the calendar year 2012.
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  • Jan
  • 7
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  • Vietnamese 2011 Public Holidays Extended

    Electronic Government Portal of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Hanoi) - The Vietnamese Prime Minister has acceded to the request of MOLISA (Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs) and has decreed extended non-working public holidays for the upcoming 2011 Tet and Hung Kings public holidays in Vietnam.
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2010

  • Sep
  • 21
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  • Vietnam 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam has announced the official public holidays in Vietnam for the calendar year 2011.
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  • Aug
  • 27
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  • Vietnam Declares September 3 Public Sector Holiday

    VietNamNet (Hanoi) - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam has decided to extend the upcoming, September 2, National Day public holiday by one day, on Friday, September 3, 2010, for government employees and State-run organizations.
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  • Mar
  • 22
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  • Vietnamese Public Holidays Legislation Draft 3

    Electronic Government Portal of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Hanoi) - The Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs, has released a third draft of the currently being discussed revised version of the Vietnamese Labour code which regulates the list of, and dates of, non-working public holidays in Vietnam.
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  • Feb
  • 1
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  • Vietnam Extends Tet Public Holidays By One Day

    Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi) - The government of Vietnam has passed a resolution declaring an additional non-working public holiday on Friday, February 19, 2010, thus extending this year's Tet Lunar New Year public holidays from one weekend to the next.
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2009

  • Nov
  • 16
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  • Vietnamese Public Holidays Legislation Draft 2

    Electronic Government Portal of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Hanoi) - The Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs, has released a second draft of the currently being discussed revised version of the Vietnamese Labour code which regulates the list of, and dates of, non-working public holidays in Vietnam.
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  • Mar
  • 22
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  • Vietnam Day In Lieu For Upcoming Hung Kings' Public Holiday

    Sàigòn Giài Phòng (Saigon) - The Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee has confirmed the date of April 4, 2009, for the upcoming Hung Kings Anniversary public holiday, as well as the details of a day in lieu public holiday on Monday, April 6, 2009.
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  • Jan
  • 22
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  • Vietnam Bank And Financial Holiday On January 30

    Vietnam State Securities Commission - The State Securities Commission has declared that Friday, January 30, 2009, would be a bank and financial exchange holiday in Vietnam.
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2008

  • Aug
  • 14
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  • Vietnam September 1 Bank And Financial Bridge Holiday

    Vietnam State Securities Commission - The Vietnam State Securities Commission has declared that, due to the Tuesday, September 2, public holiday, Monday, September 1, 2008, would be an exchange holiday in Vietnam.
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  • Mar
  • 26
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  • Vietnam Declares Two Financial Bridge Holidays

    State Securities Commission of Vietnam - The State Securities Commission of Vietnam has declared that due to the public holidays of April 15 and May 1st, it had declared Monday, April 14 and Friday, May 2, 2008 to be exchange holidays in Vietnam.
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2007

  • Mar
  • 29
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  • Vietnam Assembly Amends New Hung Kings Public Holiday Law

    Thanh Nien Daily - Members of the National Assembly agreed to make the amendment which makes the Lunar March 10 a public holiday, effective beginning in 2007, on April 26.
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  • Mar
  • 24
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  • Vietnam Assembly Approves New Hung Kings Public Holiday

    Thanh Nien Daily - The Vietnamese National Assembly has approved making the Lunar March 10 a new public holiday to immortalize the Hung Kings, who, as legend has it, once reigned over what is now modern-day Vietnam.
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  • Mar
  • 8
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  • Vietnam Assembly To Consider New Public Holiday

    Thanh Nien Daily - The Vietnamese National Assembly's Standing Committee has agreed to submit a proposal to the house's full session to make the 10th of the third lunar month a new public holiday to mark the death anniversary of its 18 legendary founding Hung Kings.
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  • Feb
  • 2
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  • Vietnam Considering New Historical Public Holiday

    Tranh Nien Daily - The government is contemplating a new annual public holiday on the 10th day of the 3rd lunar month, the death anniversary of the Hung Kings who, according to legend, ruled over what is now modern Vietnam.
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  • Feb
  • 2
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  • Vietnam Extended Bank And Financial Holiday

    Hanoi Securities Trading Centre (HASTC) - In addition to the public holidays declared from February 16 to 21, 2007, the Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi Securities Trading Centres as well as the Vietnam Securities Depository (VSD) will be closed on February 22 and 23, 2007.
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See also: Vietnam bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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