Holidays in Vietnam 2008

If you’re traveling to Vietnam on business or pleasure, you’ll want to know when the holidays are.

You may be planning meetings, but offices or factories are closed.

Or you may be planning a relaxing trip, but find that the whole nation is on holiday and transportation facilities are congested.

So, here’s a list of holidays for your planning.

Holidays in Vietnam, including Vietnamese and U.S.
The list of official holidays has been approved consistent with the provisions the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s Labor Code (Article 73):

U.S. Government Federal Holidays
If you’re planning to meet with U.S. officials at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi or the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, these are the days when, by law, their offices are closed.

Federal law (5 U.S.C. 6103) establishes public holidays for Federal employees as listed on the link above.

Usually, when a federal holiday falls on a nonworkday—Saturday or Sunday—the holiday is observed on Monday (if the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (if the holiday falls on Saturday).

Our AmCham Vietnam in HCM City office is closed on the following U.S. and Vietnamese Holidays in 2008

Tu, Jan 01 New Year’s Day (U.S. and VN)
We-Mo, Feb 6-11 TET Lunar New Year Festival (VN)
Tu, Apr 15 Hung Kings’ Festival Day (VN)
We, Apr 30 Reunification Day (VN)
Th, May 01 International Labor Day (VN)
Fr, Jul 04 Independence Day (U.S.)
Mo, Sep 01 Labor Day (1st Monday in September – U.S.)
Tu, Sep 02 National Foundation Day (VN)
Mo, Oct 13 Columbus Day (1st Monday in October – U.S.)
Tu, Nov 11 Veterans Day (November 11 – U.S.)
Th, Nov 27 Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in November – U.S.)
Th, Dec 25 Christmas Day
Th, Jan 01 New Year’s Day (U.S. and VN)