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 hoilidays 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 Vietnamese holidays and the following U.S. holidays in 2007

Mo, Jan 01 New Year’s Day
We, Jul 04 Independence Day
Mo, Sep 03 Labor Day (1st Monday in September)
Mo, Oct 08 Columbus Day (1st Monday in October)
Th, Nov 22 Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in November)
Tu, Dec 25 Christmas Day