Vietnam public holidays

Each year there are plenty of festivals occur in Vietnam. This is a good chance for all Vietnamese spending and making the remarkable memory with their families and the closest people, and each of such days is full of old traditions with very deep meanings. If you visit Vietnam in one of these days is a great opportunity to understand more about Vietnam culture and also Vietnam custom and traditions.

Following is the six Vietnam public holidays . During these days, all Vietnamese in any company of department will be off in order to celebrate these national days. So if you want to apply any documents or visa on arrival, please well-note apply before these Vietnam public holidays.

Vietnam New Year

New Year's Day is celebrated on 1st January in most of the countries around the world, as most countries follow the Gregorian calendar. Different countries celebrate the New Year's Day differently, but almost all the celebrations start from December 31st itself, beckoning the New Year with a fervent countdown. During New Years, all Vietnamese are also off on 1st January as Vietnam regulation.

Like some Asia countries like China, Japan, Lao, etc Vietnam also celebrated according to the Lunar Calendar.

Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year often falls between late January and early February; it is among the most important holidays in Vietnam. Officially, the festival includes the 1st, 2nd and 3rd day in Lunar Calendar; however, Vietnamese people often spend about nearly a month to celebrate this special event.

This is an occasion for family’s members to reunite, celebrating a new year which has come together, and saying farewell to the previous one

Liberation Day or Reunification Day

Vietnam reunification day is one of most remarkable day in the history of Vietnam, April 30th, 1975 is the day that marks the fall of Saigon government, ending the Vietnam War and leading to the liberation of Vietnam's southern part.

After this day, Vietnamese usually celebrate April 30th as Liberation Day.

Labor Day

The International Workers' Day, as known as International Labor Day or May Day in Vietnam, is a public holiday of the nation. It is celebrated on the first day of May, right after the Reunification Day; as a result, the two holidays are normally joined together into one break.

This public holiday origins in the labor union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest

National Day

Vietnam national holiday is always celebrated on 2 September to mark Vietnam's declaration of independence from France. It is an important historical, political or cultural event associated with its current status.

There are a wide range of activities can be found in the Independence Day of Vietnam: fireworks are shot in the sky, marches are organized on streets, and so on

Hung Vuong King

Hung King Festival takes place at the Hung Temple on Nghia Linh Mountain in Phu Tho Province, some 85km northwest of Hanoi and held each year from the 8th to the 11th days of the third lunar month in honor of the Hung Kings.

Since 2007, this festival is observed on the 10th day of the month as a national holiday in Vietnam.

Traveling and discovering Vietnam during Vietnam big day will make all visitors understand more about a great history and also Vietnam’s culture.



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