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New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day 2020 and 2021

The most important New Year’s celebrations in Vietnam occur during the traditional Lunar New Year of Tet. However, Vietnam also celebrates New Year’s Day according to the Gregorian Calendar on 1 January.

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20201 JanWedNew Year's Day
20211 JanFriNew Year's Day

Staying up long hours the night before, spending time with family and friends, indulging in food, and watching fireworks displays are all common activities on 31 December in Vietnam. Many will also go out and party all night, make New Year’s resolutions (even if just for fun), or follow various superstitions about good and bad luck.

As Western New Year’s Day is a relatively recent “import” on Vietnam’s holiday calendar, most of the traditions are similar to those in Western countries. But you will certainly find local food and culture involved as well.