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Public Holidays of Vietnam

07/11/16 11:36 1888

Holidays in Vietnam in 2017

The real public holidays in Vietnam are in red, and the rest are observance

Date

Weekday

Holiday name

Holiday type

Jan 1

Sunday

International New Year's Day

National holiday

Jan 26

Thursday

Tet holiday

National holiday

Jan 27

Friday

Vietnamese New Year's Eve

National holiday

Jan 28

Saturday

Vietnamese New Year

National holiday

Jan 29

Sunday

Tet holiday

National holiday

Jan 30

Monday

Tet holiday

National holiday

Jan 31

Tuesday

Tet holiday

National holiday

Feb 1

Wednesday

Tet holiday

National holiday

Mar 20

Monday

March equinox

Season

Apr 6

Thursday

Vietnamese Kings' Commemoration Day

National holiday

Apr 7

Friday

Public Holiday

National holiday

Apr 30

Sunday

Liberation Day/Reunification Day

National holiday

May 1

Monday

Liberation Day/Reunification Day observed

National holiday

May 2

Tuesday

International Labor Day

National holiday

Jun 21

Wednesday

June Solstice

Season

Sep 2

Saturday

Independence Day

National holiday

Sep 22

Friday

September equinox

Season

Oct 20

Friday

Vietnamese Women's Day

Observance

Oct 31

Tuesday

Halloween

Observance

Dec 21

Thursday

December Solstice

Season

Dec 24

Sunday

Christmas Eve

Observance

Dec 25

Monday

Christmas Day

Observance

Dec 31

Sunday

International New Year's Eve

Observance

Related

Many low-budget travelers considered Vietnam a heavenly place because in many shopping situations they can bargain the prices down to as much as a third of the original cost.
Most major currencies can be exchanged at leading banks in Vietnam, but away from the tourist centres the US-dollar remains king. Vietcombank is the most organised of the local banks for changing cash and can deal with euros, pounds and pretty much anything else you are packing.
The high season is from September to March but bad weather can disrupt travel in the centre of the country during this period, particularly from September to December. For the beaches in the centre of Vietnam, Danang, Hoi An and Nha Trang, it is best to go between May and August. The autumn is the best time to visit Halong Bay when there should be clear skies.
Organising travel insurance is an essential part of preparing for your overseas trip. If you are uninsured, you (or your family) are personally responsible for covering any medical or other costs resulting from unexpected incidents or accidents.
Vietnamese visa-on-arrival fee includes both the approval letter fee and stamping fee at Vietnam airport. As of 2016, the stamping fee is $25 for single entry visa (both 1 month and 3 month type) and $50 for multiple entry visa (both 1 month and 3 month type). Price is in US dollars and may change with advanced notice.
Vietnam has become a very popular destination since the 1990s in South East Asia, assisted by significant state and private investment, particularly in coastal regions. Accounting for 5,5 million international tourists visited Vietnam in 2015.
Before you travel, organise a variety of ways to access your money overseas, such as credit cards, travellers' cheques, cash, debit cards or cash cards. ATM and Banks are very popular in the cities in Vietnam. Not in the remote areas.
Pack medications in their original, clearly labelled, containers. A signed and dated letter from your physician describing your medical conditions and medications, including generic names, is also a good idea