The most important and widely celebrated public holiday of the year is Tet, the Lunar Chinese New Year, which coincides with the cycle of the moon. This public holiday usually takes place in late January or early February and lasts officially for three days although many businesses are closed the entire week.
- January 1 New Year’s Day, (one day holiday)
- April 30 Saigon Liberation Day, (one day holiday)
- May 1 International Labour Day, (one day holiday)
- September 2 National Day of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, (one day holiday)
- Vietnam Traditional Lunar New Year Festival – Tet Nguyen Dan: (Four day holiday). Tet holiday usually falls at the end of January or middle of February by solar calendar. The holiday begins on the last day of the last lunar month and lasts through the first three days of the Lunar New Year (Tet Nguyen Dan)