Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|2 Jan||Mon||New Year's Day Holiday|
|26 Jan||Thu||Lunar New Year|
|27 Jan||Fri||Lunar New Year Eve|
|28 Jan||Sat||Lunar New Year|
|29 Jan||Sun||Lunar New Year|
|30 Jan||Mon||Lunar New Year|
|31 Jan||Tue||Lunar New Year|
|1 Feb||Wed||Lunar New Year|
|6 Apr||Thu||Hung Kings Commemoration Day|
|7 Apr||Fri||Hung Kings Commemoration Day
|30 Apr||Sun||Reunification Day|
|1 May||Mon||Labor Day|
|2 May||Tue||Reunification Day Holiday|
|2 Sep||Sat||National Day|
|4 Sep||Mon||National Day Holiday|
Public holidays in Vietnam are regulated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi and the newly-amended Labour Code of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Although Vietnam officially recognises 17 public holidays and 10 local or regional observances, workers are only entitled to nine paid holidays per year.
According to Vietnamese labour laws, if a recognised public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday is observed as a paid holiday. There are several local and regional observances that are not officially recognised as paid holidays including the Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party, the Birthday of President Ho Chi Minh and Christmas Day.
Significant public holidays include New Year’s Day and several Tet holidays that honour religious freedom and political independence. The majority of the Tet holidays are observed in February, many of which fall on weekends.
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