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Vietnam 2014 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi)
Posted: Friday, October 11, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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.

The main uncertainty, annually, is the date of the Hung Kings Anniversary public holiday, because it is never clear if the date is to be calculated using the Vietnamese calendar (the correct manner) or Chinese calendar (often done in practice). The Hung Kings Anniversary public holiday was added to the list of official Vietnamese public holidays in March 2007 (2007-03-24), and after some hesitation, it was made a public holiday effective immediately in 2007 (2007-03-29).

In addition, as per the revised new Labour Code (2010-03-22 and 2009-11-16), adopted at the third session of the 13th National Assembly (2012-06-21), and which took effect on May 1st, 2013, the annual Tet Vietnamese non-working public holidays were extended from 4 to 5 days.

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