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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 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday
26 JanThuLunar New Year
27 JanFriLunar New Year Eve
28 JanSatLunar New Year
29 JanSunLunar New Year
30 JanMonLunar New Year
31 JanTueLunar New Year
1 FebWedLunar New Year
6 AprThuHung Kings Commemoration Day
7 AprFriHung Kings Commemoration Day
30 AprSunReunification Day
1 MayMonLabor Day
2 MayTueReunification Day Holiday
2 SepSatNational Day
4 SepMonNational 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.