If you plan on traveling to Vietnam, it is important to be aware of the National holidays throughout the year. This information can help you when booking airline tickets, applying for visas, traveling in high season, and participating in special events, etc. Here is a list of Vietnam’s public holidays in 2023 for your reference.
In Vietnam, the weekend falls on Saturday and Sunday.
|Day||Weekday||Name of the holiday|
|1 Jan||Sunday||New Year|
|2 Jan||Monday||New Year day off|
|20 Jan – 26 Jan||Friday to Thursday||Lunar New Year|
|29 Apr||Saturday||Hung Kings’ Commemoration Day|
|30 Apr||Sunday||Reunification Day|
|1 May||Monday||International Labour Day|
|2 May||Tuesday||Hung King’s Commemoration Day day off|
|3 May||Wednesday||Reunification Day day off|
|2 Sep||Saturday||Independence Day|
|4 Sep||Monday||Independence Day day off|
1 – 2 Jan (2 days): New Year Holiday
20 – 26 Jan (7 days): Lunar New Year (Tet) Holiday
The most important celebration in the year for Vietnamese people.
29 Apr (Sat): Hung Kings’ Commemoration Day
According to Vietnamese mythology, the Hung Kings were the ones who built and laid the foundation for present-day Vietnam. Every year, the anniversary of their death and devotion is celebrated on the 10th day of the third lunar month. This year, the 10th day of the third lunar month falls on Saturday, April 29th.
30 Apr (Sun): Reunification Day
2023 marks the 48th anniversary of the liberation of the South and the unification of the North and South of Vietnam.
1 May (Mon): International Labor Day
There are 3 national holidays next to each other, of which 2 days fall on the weekend, so there are 2 more days off on Tuesday and Wednesday. The total number of days off for these 3 holidays is 5 consecutive days from Saturday to Wednesday.
2 – 4 Sep ( 3 days): Independence Day
2023 marks the 78th anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, which marked the end of feudalism in Vietnam. As it falls on a weekend, there will be an additional day off on Monday, September 4. This means that Vietnamese people will have three consecutive days off from Saturday to Monday.