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Vietnam 2020 Public Holidays Officialized

Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi)
Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Updated: Friday, October 25, 2019


Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan HookTet, has approved the plan proposed by Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), for the official list of Vietnamese public holiday in the calendar year 2020, whereby there would be 7 consecutive days of public holidays in Vietnam for the Lunar New Year (Tet).

The aforementioned decision by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan HookTet, is in line with last month's (2019-09-14 and 2019-08-28) proposal by Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) that there be no swapping of public holidays in 2020 around the Tet Vietnamese New Year annual public holidays of Vietnam.

The 2 proposed MOLISA options were covered in the National Assembly session, earlier this month, after a first review by the Standing Committee of the National Assembly, on September 20.

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 some years (2018-07-12 and 2015-10-15) but not all (2016-11-21, 2014-11-12 and 2013-12-05).



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