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Important and Popular Public Holidays in Vietnam

The New Year holidays in Vietnam as well as other countries in the world have many holidays to celebrate, remember and mark important moments in history. In Vietnam, besides the Lunar New Year – the holiday with the longest holiday, Vietnamese people are still looking forward to and eagerly for other holidays taking place in the calendar year. Let’s take a look at these great holidays!
Tet Holiday in Vietnam
Tet Holiday in Vietnam

Major holidays of the year in Vietnam

New Year’s Day (1/1)

New Year’s Day is a holiday that takes place on January 1, the first day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar, an important holiday of the year for many peoples and cultures around the world. In pre-Christian times according to the Julian calendar, the date was dedicated to Janus, a god of doors and beginnings, whose name is also named for the month of January (January). As a date in the Christian Gregorian calendar, New Year’s Day marks the ritual of the Feast of the Circumcision of Jesus, also observed in the Lutheran and the Alica churches. Today, when most countries use the Gregorian calendar as well as the De facto calendar, New Year can be considered the largest public holiday, often with fireworks at midnight when the new year begins in the time zone. New Year’s Day traditions around the globe include making New Year’s resolutions, church services and going to church or calling friends and family, and celebrating. The beginning of a new year is also the first major holiday in Vietnam. Although it is not as important as the Lunar New Year, people are still very eager to welcome this holiday. On this single day off, everyone will organize an outing, meeting or simply attend a family meal.

Valentine’s Day – Valentine (February 14)

Valentine’s Day is a holiday originating from Western countries, but it gradually becomes an indispensable part for Vietnamese people. Although there is no holiday on this day, people will express their love to their loved ones with chocolates, flowers or lovely gifts. Today, this holiday is not only for couples who love each other but also an opportunity to confess their feelings to the person they like or can also be a family member. In Vietnam, Valentine’s Day (February 14) is also known as Valentine’s Day and the name itself suggests this is a day dedicated to lovers. Valentine’s Day is known as a holiday for couples’ love, an opportunity for brothers to express their affection for their other half. Or it can also be an occasion for both men and women to give each other gifts. The interesting point is that the streets are filled with romantic gifts inviting couples in love to buy gifts for each other, newspapers publish articles on how to have a memorable Valentine’s Day with him/her… creating a dominant atmosphere. of this day. Therefore, when Valentine’s Day approaches, it is not difficult for us to realize, beside the sublime emotions of those in love are the heartbreaking signs of those who have not yet found their other half.

International Women’s Day (March 8)

International Women’s Day, also known as the United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace, is celebrated on March 8 every year. This day was formalized by the United Nations in 1977. Today’s International Women’s Day celebration can be a public holiday in some countries, or become a major overlooked holiday in others. is different. In some countries, this day is a day of protest; In other countries, this day is a day to honor women. International Women’s Day is a day when women all over the world are celebrated. Although it is not a holiday in Vietnam, this is an opportunity for men or children to show their affection to the mothers and women they love. In some countries, International Women’s Day is celebrated with festivals and marches demanding equal rights with men in terms of wages, educational and training opportunities and career advancement, or are social security conditions, combating prostitution and violence against women, in general, are practical issues. On this day, it is common for European and North American women to refuse to accept flowers as a sign of inequality and mere formality. In Vietnam, this day is usually the day when men give women flowers (usually roses) and gifts, events are often held in agencies, organizations … where women work and participate.

South Independent’s day 30/4

April 30 holiday, officially known as Southern Liberation Day, Reunification Day, Victory Day, Reunification Day is a national holiday of Vietnam, marking the end of the Vietnam War when the forces of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam around noon on April 30, 1975. This day is the direct result of the 1975 Spring Campaign and is an important milestone in the history of Vietnam. Vietnamese history. The April 30 event took place after all American citizens and soldiers along with thousands of Vietnamese serving the government of the Republic of Vietnam in South Vietnam evacuated from Saigon. In 1976, Vietnam officially elected the Unified National Assembly and Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Minh City, after the late President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam Ho Chi Minh. Every year, in Vietnam, there are many activities held to celebrate this day. It is also a national holiday, recorded in legal documents as “Victory Day”.

International Labor Day (1/5)

In recognition of the achievements of the workers’ movements of all countries, right at the Second International Founding Congress convened on July 14, 1889, the working class delegates adopted a Resolution dated January 1, 1889. 5 is the day of solidarity and struggle of workers around the world. Since then, May 1st has become International Labor Day. Implementing the Resolution of the Second International, on May 1, 1890, for the first time, International Labor Day was celebrated on a world scale. May 1 – International Labor Day is the day that working people of all countries around the world eagerly welcome. This is a day off when all employees still get paid. In Vietnam, the first International Labor Day was held in 1930. On May 1, 1930, for the first time in history, the workers’ movement in Indochina, the working class of our country, was under the leadership of the workers. of the Communist Party of Vietnam, protested in the streets to demonstrate revolutionary solidarity with international workers, and at the same time fought directly with the French colonial imperialists, demanding that France improve working conditions, must increase wages and implement the labor law 8 hour working day.

International Children’s Day (1/6)

The first International Children’s Day was celebrated on June 1, 1950 and then spread in many socialist countries, at that time also known as “the day of struggle for a happy and peaceful future for all children”. The holiday is celebrated on June 1 every year. Holidays are often marked by speeches on children’s rights and well-being, children’s television programmes, parties, various activities related to or dedicated to children, family activities. out side. International Children’s Day, June 1 in Vietnam, also known as Children’s Day, is a holiday for children, for the future generation of mankind. It is also a day to remind everyone to better protect and take care of children. Children – the future preschool of the country is always the generation that we always have to pay attention and focus on. International Children’s Day 1/6 is an opportunity for us to show our love and care for the children with meaningful gifts or encourage them to stay strong in the future.

National Day (September 2)

On September 2, 1945, more than 50,000 Hanoians gathered at Ba Dinh Square to celebrate the establishment of the new government. On behalf of the entire government of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence. The 2013 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Chapter 1, Article 13, Section 4 affirms: “The National Day of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is the date of the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945”. Vietnam National Day is an official holiday of Vietnam, taking place on September 2 every year, commemorating the day President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence at Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi, giving birth to the country. Democratic Republic of Vietnam, one of the predecessors of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The National Day holiday every year has many celebratory and artistic activities that attract a lot of viewers because this is a big and important holiday for Vietnam.

Vietnam’s teacher’s day (Novemver 20)

Vietnam Teachers’ Day or Vietnamese Teachers’ Charter Day is a commemorative day celebrated annually on November 20 in Vietnam. This is a festival of the Education sector and a Teacher’s Day, a day of “reverence for the religion” that aims to honor teachers. On this day, students often come to give flowers and gifts to teachers. The Education sector also often takes this opportunity to re-evaluate educational activities and set directions to improve the quality of education. Vietnam Teachers’ Day is a day when generations of students express their gratitude to their teachers – who dedicate their lives to the work of “growing people”, inspiring, passion and fire for their future owners. country. Good academic achievement, or fresh flowers will be the best things that our students give their teachers on this occasion.

Christmas (December 24)

Christmas is also known as Christmas, Noel, Christmas is the annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus, celebrated mainly on December 25th as a religious and cultural celebration of billions of people around the world. A central holiday of the Christian liturgical year, it ends Advent and begins the Christmas season, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many countries of the world, is religiously celebrated by the majority of Christians, and is also celebrated as a cultural festival by many non-Christians and forms an integral part of the holiday centered around this day. Christmas in Vietnam in recent years has become very popular. Christmas has become a public holiday, not a holiday reserved for Christians. In Vietnam at Christmas, people often give each other Christmas gifts, especially young couples, often give each other gifts on Christmas and give each other sweet wishes, besides that On this day, children often receive gifts from Santa Claus. This is an opportunity for you to express your love to relatives, friends and loved ones by participating in a cozy meal or small gifts.

Day of Invalids and Martyrs (July 27)

In order to have peace, a peaceful and prosperous life like today, we cannot help but remember the merits of so many generations of heroes – the brave Vietnamese who went before. They sacrificed their youth and blood to protect national sovereignty. Invalids and Martyrs’ Day July 27 is an annual celebration held to commemorate the war invalids and martyrs who have sacrificed and lost their lives through wars. Thereby propagating and educating the young generation about gratitude to those who have made merits to the Revolution so far. The date of July 27 every year reflects the evaluation of the Party, the State and the people with the families where someone has sacrificed for the Fatherland. Thereby, in order to promote the spirit of patriotism, love of socialism, revolutionary spirit and belief in the revolutionary cause that Uncle Ho and our Party have chosen and led. It also aims to encourage and promote the revolutionary tradition in the national renewal process.

Holidays Employees Will Have Day-offs During The Year In Vietnam

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Day, or Western New Year, is a holiday taking place on January 1, the first day of the year according to the solar calendar, which is an important holiday of the year for many peoples and cultures around the world.

Lunar New Year

Usually on the last day of December to the 4th of January (lunar calendar), is the traditional Tet of the nation. During the Lunar New Year, families gather together, visit, celebrate their age and worship ancestors, go to New Year’s greetings to relatives, acquaintances, neighbors, etc. Besides, this is the day people put their hope in a peaceful, prosperous and favorable new year for the whole year and put aside all bad luck in the old year.

Hung Vuong King’s death anniversary

Hung King’s death anniversary or Hung Temple Festival or National death anniversary is a holiday of Vietnam. This is a traditional festival of Vietnamese people to commemorate the merits of building the country of Hung Vuong. The Hung King’s death anniversary is held on the 10th day of the third lunar month every year and is organized by the State in even-numbered years.

Southern Liberation Day

The event of April 30, 1975 is an important day – the day when our people completely defeated the war of aggression and the new colonial rule of the US imperialists in the South, completely liberating the South, and reunification. This is the event that gloriously ended the longest, most difficult and greatest war for national salvation in the history of our people’s resistance against foreign aggression, marking the end of the Vietnam War and the beginning of the Vietnam War. officially transitioning to unify Vietnam into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

International Labor Day

International Labor Day or May 1 is a celebration of the international workers’ movement and of workers, and at the same time praising the workforce, fighting for peace, democracy, and social progress.

Independence Day

September 2 every year is the National Day of Vietnam. On this day in 1945, President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence at Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi and gave birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

List of public holidays in Vietnam

Important holidays and Tet according to the solar calendar

In addition to the familiar holidays according to the Yang and Western calendars, Vietnam also has other gratitude holidays that you may have heard of but do not remember exactly.
  • January 1: New Year’s Eve
  • February 14: Valentine’s Day (Valentine)
  • February 3: Founding Day of the Communist Party of Vietnam
  • February 27: Vietnamese Doctors’ Day
  • March 8: International Women’s Day
  • March 20: International Day of Happiness
  • March 26: Founding Day of Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • April 30: The day to liberate the South and reunify the country
  • May 1: International Labor
  • May 19: President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday
  • June 1: International Children’s Day
  • June 28: Vietnamese Family Day
  • July 27: Invalids and Martyrs’ Day
  • August 19: Successful August Revolution Day
  • September 2: National Day of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  • September 7: Established Vietnam Television Station
  • October 13: Vietnamese Entrepreneurs Day
  • October 14: Founding Day of Vietnam Farmers’ Association
  • October 20: Founding Day of Vietnam Women’s Union
  • November 20: Vietnamese Teachers’ Day
  • December 22: Founding Day of the Vietnam People’s Army
  • December 25: Christmas

Important holidays and Tet according to the lunar calendar

Holidays and Tet according to the lunar calendar are reminiscent of the meaningful cultural traditions, customs and habits of the Vietnamese people.
  • January 15: Lunar New Year
  • March 3: Han Food Festival
  • April 15: Buddha’s Birthday
  • May 5: Dragon Boat Festival
  • July 15: Vu Lan Festival
  • August 15: Mid-Autumn Festival
  • December 23: Worshiping Ceremony of Ong Tao
Above we have introduced to you the most important holidays of the year in Vietnam, there are Vietnamese holidays and also common holidays of countries around the world, there are also national holidays in Vietnamese ethnicity. Hope this information helps you!