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Vietnam 2019 Public Holidays Draft

Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi)
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018
Most recent follow-up news item: December 4, 2021

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.

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.

In 2019, the 5-day lunar New Year holidays period will fit perfectly from Monday to Friday, obviating the need to swap weekends for working days, as was the case most years (2016-11-21, 2014-11-12 and 2013-12-05) but not all (2015-10-15).

This year, instead, the aforementioned MOLISA draft list of Vietnamese public holidays for 2019, has 2 options, but for the Western New Year and the 30/-1/5 combined public holidays of Vietnam.

We can expect, as in the past (2017-12-15, 2017-12-09, 2017-11-24, 2017-10-20, 2017-09-29), a series of inter-ministerial consultations, leading to a decision in June, 2018.

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