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VietNam : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Dong (VND)
Internet domain: .vn - Telephone code: +84 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +7 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Thursday August 11, 2022Ghost FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Friday August 19, 2022Revolution DayEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday September 11, 2022Mid-Autumn festivalEvents, celebrations...
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Wednesday October 19, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday October 20, 2022VIIFTradeshows
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Thursday October 20, 2022Womens' Daycards/flowers
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Monday October 24, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday November 20, 2022Teacher DayEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday December 22, 2022Defenders' DayEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas Daycards/flowers
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Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 2, 2023New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)Secular holiday
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Saturday January 14, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Saturday January 21, 2023Têt (Vietnamese New Year)Buddhism (Vajrayana)
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Monday January 23, 2023Têt (Vietnamese New Year)Buddhism (Vajrayana)
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Tuesday January 24, 2023Têt (Vietnamese New Year)Secular holiday
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Monday January 30, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday February 3, 2023Foundation DayEvents, celebrations...
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Monday February 6, 2023Lantern FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Ghost Festival

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Thursday August 11, 2022
Culture : Hungry Ghost Festival (中元節 / 中元节) falls in the middle of the Ghost Month, supposed to be a bad time for business. Spirits being in high gear, thet are treated with a sumptuous feast, to please them and to bring luck to the family.

Revolution Day

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Friday August 19, 2022
Culture : On August 19, 1945, the Việt Minh under Hồ Chí Minh began rebellion against French colonial rule in Vietnam. [Wikipedia]

Mid-Autumn festival

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Sunday September 11, 2022
Culture :

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday October 19, 2022
School holidays :

VIIF

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Thursday October 20, 2022
Tradeshows : Lasts 6 days - www.viif.vn/ in Hanoi 2022 edition confirmed

Womens' Day

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Thursday October 20, 2022
cards/flowers :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday October 24, 2022
School holidays :

Teacher Day

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Sunday November 20, 2022
Culture :

Defenders' Day

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Thursday December 22, 2022
Culture : People's Army of Viet Nam Foundation Anniversary

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
cards/flowers : Not a bank holiday, but increasingly popular.

School holidays

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Sunday January 1, 2023
School holidays : Http://education.vnu.edu.vn
official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
PISA ranking (average 493): 525 (among the 5 best WW)
Schooling is mandatory till age 17
Number of instructional weeks: 37 in secondary schools
Teaching language: Vietnamese
schools closed on Sunday
school uniforms required

Dates confirmed till June 2023 -- some variations according to provinces

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New Year's Day

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Sunday January 1, 2023
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)

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Monday January 2, 2023
Secular holiday :

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Saturday January 14, 2023
School holidays :

Têt (Vietnamese New Year)

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Saturday January 21, 2023
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : The most important celebration in Vietnamese culture. The word is a shortened form of Tết Nguyên Đán, which is Sino-Vietnamese for Feast of the First Morning of the First Day . Tết celebrates the arrival of spring based on the Vietnamese variation of the Chinese lunisolar calendar, Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday [Wikipedia]

Têt (Vietnamese New Year)

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Monday January 23, 2023
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : The most important celebration in Vietnamese culture. The word is a shortened form of Tết Nguyên Đán, which is Sino-Vietnamese for Feast of the First Morning of the First Day . Tết celebrates the arrival of spring based on the Vietnamese variation of the Chinese lunisolar calendar,

Têt (Vietnamese New Year)

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Tuesday January 24, 2023
Secular holiday : The most important celebration in Vietnamese culture. The word is a shortened form of Tết Nguyên Đán, which is Sino-Vietnamese for Feast of the First Morning of the First Day . Tết celebrates the arrival of spring based on the Vietnamese variation of the Chinese lunisolar calendar. Employers who require employees to work must pay three times normal wages. A customary Tet bonus is often paid to employees prior to their leaving for the lunar new year holiday. Paid holiday when falling on Sunday

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday January 30, 2023
School holidays :

Foundation Day

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Friday February 3, 2023
Culture : Foundation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) (Vietnamese: Đảng Cộng sản Việt Nam), formally established in 1930, which is the governing party of the nation of Vietnam. It is today the only legal political party in that country. Describing itself as Marxist-Leninist, the CPV is the directing component of a broader group of organizations known as the Vietnamese Fatherland Front.

Lantern Festival

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Monday February 6, 2023
Culture : Called Chap Go Meh, Yuan Xiao Jie, Yuen Siu or Shangyuan. First full moon after the Chinese New Year - also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day

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Tuesday February 14, 2023
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February