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Vietnam 2020 Public Holidays Officialized

Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi)
Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: January 12, 2022

Earlier today, the Vietnamese Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, Dao Ngoc Dung, signed the Official Letter No. 4544 / TB-LDTBXH which officially announces the dates of the 2020 Lunar New Year (Tet) public holidays in Vietnam "for officials, civil servants, officials and employees of administrative, non-business agencies, political organizations, socio-political organizations", as running from Thursday, January 23, 2020 to Wednesday, January 29, 2020, inclusively.

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).

For 2020, Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) had indicated, early on (2019-09-14 and 2019-08-28), that there be no swapping of public holidays in 2020 around the Tet Vietnamese New Year annual public holidays of Vietnam, and this choice was later approved by Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan HookTet (2019-10-10).

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