• 01 January: New Year's Day (Tet Duong Lich) (Official Holiday)
  • January or February:
    (3 days) Tet (Chinese New Year - Tet Am Lich) (Official Holiday)
  • 03 February: Anniversary of the Founding of the Vietnamese Communist Party (Official Holiday).
    (Thanh lap Dang Cong San Vietnam - founded in 1930)
  • 8 March:International Women's Day.
  • 30 April: Liberation Day (Giai Phong Saigon - the day on which Saigon surrendered - 1945) (Official Holiday).
  • 01 May: International Labour's Day (Quoc te Lao Dong) (Official Holiday).
  • 19 May: Ho Chi Minh's birthday (1890) (Official Holiday).
  • Eighth day of the fourth moon (usually in June): Buddha's birthday (Phat Dan) (Official Holiday).
  • 1 June: Children's Day.
  • 8th Lunar Month: Mid-Autumn Festival. September/October: 15-day of the 8th lunar Month. Children parade through the streets following lanterns and generous portions of "Moon Cakes" made of sticky rice and lotus seeds, the yokes of duck eggs and sugar are consumed.
  • 02 September: National Day of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Commemorates the Vietnamese declaration of independence from the French on 2 September 1945 in Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi. Excellent day for photography throughout Vietnam. (Official holiday)
  • 20 November: Teacher's Day. Teachers throughout Vietnam are honored this day with gifts from their students.
  • 25 December: Christmas Day. Vietnam is only 10% Christian, the country has designated this holiday as a national one. (Official Holiday)