Vietnam’s Public Holidays in 2023

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Vietnam’s public holidays are administered by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs of Vietnam (MoLISA).

Employees seeking to plan ahead and schedule their allotted paid holidays per year can now mark these dates in their calendars. When a public holiday falls on a weekend – either Saturday or Sunday – the following Monday will be considered a paid holiday.

Three significant days that are not officially recognized as paid holidays include the Anniversary of the Founder of the Communist Party, the Birthday of President Ho Chi Minh, and Christmas.

Tet is the most important holiday because it is the Vietnamese New Year; in honor of religious freedom and the country’s political independence, local shops are widely known to close down during this time.

Official public holiday schedule for 2023

Note: When a public holiday falls on a weekend, the day on which it is observed is at the discretion of the prime minister.

*Indicates the likely holiday based on convention, however, it is still yet to be confirmed.

The Tet and National Day holidays for 2023 were officially announced December 1, 2022 per document: 8056/VPCP-KGVX.

Public Holiday




Gregorian Calendar New Year Holiday

January 1 

Monday, January 2


Lunar New Year (Tet) Holidays

Sunday, January 22 (the 1st day of the first month of the Lunar calendar) + four more days assigned at the discretion of the government.

Friday, January 20, to Thursday, January 26


Hung Kings Commemoration Day

Saturday, April 29 (the 10th day of the third month of the Lunar calendar)

*Tuesday, May 2


Victory Day

Sunday, April 30

*Wednesday, May 3


International Labor Day

Monday, May 1

Monday, May 1


National Day

Saturday, September 2, + the day before or after at the discretion of the Prime Minister.

Friday, September 1 to Monday, September 4


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3 responses to “Vietnam’s Public Holidays in 2023”

  1. Good article, very informative! It’s important to book transportation tickets early enough before national holidays, as a lot of Vietnamese travel in those times

  2. Aly says:

    Hi there. If I apply today (thursday 27th), and it takes 3 working days, does that mean I will not receive my Visa letter until after the 3rd or is there a chance for the remaining 2 working days (27th, 28th)?
    Since the Offices will all be shut

    Or will online e-visa applications still be processed?

    Please reply back ASAP!
    Thank you
    (Im in BKK, Thailand now)

  3. Mark Barnes says:

    Hi Aly. Thanks for reaching out. I have passed your enquiry on to the visa team and they will follow up shortly. Thanks – Mark

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