homeworldwide public holidaysnews and updatesvietnam > this page

Vietnam 2019 Public Holidays Update

Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi)
Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2019


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.

Last April (2018-04-13), Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) had 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 for the annual Tet Nguyên đán lunar new year of Vietnam.

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 and, as was the case 2 years ago (2015-10-15) but not in other years (2016-11-21, 2014-11-12 and 2013-12-05), the aforementioned MOLISA draft list of Vietnamese public holidays for 2019, suggests a swap of weekend days for additional public holidays in Vietnam during the Tet 2019, contrary to what was done last year (2017-12-15, 2017-12-09, 2017-11-24, 2017-10-20, 2017-09-29).

After this initial unofficial decision decision we can expect an official approval of the aforementioned list of the official non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the upcoming calendar year 2019, in November 2018.



Links and References


Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Vietnam 2019 Public Holidays Update" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.