Vietnam’s Public Holidays in 2024

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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 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.

The Lunar New Year (Tet) is generally considered the most important holiday in Vietnam. It is a five-day holiday during which it is customary for workers to return to their hometowns. In this light, local businesses are widely known to close during this time.

Official public holiday schedule for 2024

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 2024 have been officially announced per document: 8662/VPCP-KGVX.

Public Holiday Details Observed (2024) Days
Gregorian Calendar New Year Holiday January 1 Monday, January 1 1
Lunar New Year (Tet) Holidays February 10 Thursday, February 8 through Wednesday, February 14 5
Hung Kings Commemoration Day The 10th day of the third month of the lunar calendar Thursday, April 18 1
Victory Day April 30 Tuesday, April 30 1
International Labor Day May 1 Wednesday, May 1 1
National Day September 2 Saturday, August 31 to Tuesday, September 3 2

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3 responses to “Vietnam’s Public Holidays in 2024”

  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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