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Vietnamese New Year's Eve in Vietnam

Lunar New Year is the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Spring Festival or Chinese New Year. Every year is represented by a zodiac animal sign.

Is Vietnamese New Year's Eve a Public Holiday?

Vietnamese New Year's Eve is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2023, it falls on a Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

Lunar New Year is a festive occasion that calls for celebration in many places around the world.

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About Vietnamese New Year's Eve

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Vietnamese New Year's Eve Observances

Note: If a public holiday falls on a weekend, workers are entitled to have the following day off as compensation.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2018ThuFeb 15Vietnamese New Year's EveNational holiday
2019MonFeb 4Vietnamese New Year's EveNational holiday
2020FriJan 24Vietnamese New Year's EveNational holiday
2021ThuFeb 11Vietnamese New Year's EveNational holiday
2022MonJan 31Vietnamese New Year's EveNational holiday
2023SatJan 21Vietnamese New Year's EveNational holiday
2024FriFeb 9Vietnamese New Year's EveNational holiday
2025TueJan 28Vietnamese New Year's EveNational holiday
2026MonFeb 16Vietnamese New Year's EveNational holiday
2027FriFeb 5Vietnamese New Year's EveNational holiday
2028TueJan 25Vietnamese New Year's EveNational holiday

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