Public holidays & others

When are the public holidays in Vietnam? 


Here are a list of the public holidays in Vietnam. Hotels and transport with be busy at these times with domestic tourists who are travelling with their families.


January 1: New Year's Day


End of January / Beginning of February: Tet or Vietnamese New Year. The actual dates vary from year to year according to the lunar calendar. Officially 3 days are given for the holiday but many businesses close down for a full week. This is the busiest time of year for traveling in Vietnam and hotels, flights and trains are often full.

April 30: Liberation of Saigon Day

May 1: International Labour Day

May 19: Birthday of Ho Chi Minh

September 2: National Day 

Note: As in most other nations, if a holiday falls during the weekend, it is observed on the following Monday. On those days, Footprint will close for our holiday too. Please contact us if you need more information of who to contact during our holidays.