Dinh Bang Village Festival, Tu Son, Bac Ninh Province
Dinh Bang Village Festival, Tu Son, Bac Ninh Province

Public Holidays in Vietnam 2018

Public holidays are the days that governmental offices and banks in Vietnam are closed. Some holidays are based on the Gregorian calendar and some based on the lunar calendar which means that they are not the same every year on the Wester calendar. It is useful you know these dates as they may affect your travel in Vietnam.

In 2018, the public holidays in Vietnam are as follows:

  1. Weekend: All Saturdays and Sundays.
  2. New Year: 1,2,3-January.
  3. Lunar New Year (Tet): 15-20-February.
  4. Hung Kings' Death Anniversary 25-April.
  5. Re-Unification Day (30-April) and International Labor Day (1-May): 30-April, 1,2,3-May.
  6. National Day: 2-September.

It is necessary to know that the Lunar New Year (Tet) official holidays are as listed above, but traffic may be very chaotic a month before and after Tet which may result in overbooked flights, trains...The country normally comes to a halt in the first three days of the lunar new year: restaurants, tourist spots,... are closed.