2013 Vietnam Holidays and Events


Tet Duong Lich (International New Year’s Day)
1 January 2013, Tuesday

Tet Nguyen Dan (Vietnamese New Year)
10 February 2013, Sunday

In preparation for this holiday, Vietnamese will clean and decorate their houses.  People will buy new clothes to dress for this holiday.  Traditional rice cake with mung beans and pork fillings called Banh Chung or Banh Tet will be eaten.  Many companies will close for 10 days to celebrate this holiday

Saturday, 9 February 2013
Sunday, 10 February 2013 (Tet Nguyen Dan)
Monday, 11 February 2013
Tuesday, 12 February 2013
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Thursday, 14 February 2013

Gio to Hung Vuong Day
19 April 2013, Friday

This holiday commemorates Emperor Hung Vuong who founded Vietnam about 50 centuries ago.

►Vietnam Victory Day / Reunification Day / Liberation Day
30 April 2013, Tuesday

Victory Day (Ngày Chiến thắng), Reunification Day (Ngày Thống nhất), or Liberation Day (Ngày Giải phóng) is a holiday that commemorates April 30, 1975, the date North Vietnamese army capturing Saigon from the South Vietnamese army ending the Vietnam War.

►International Worker’s Day (Ngày Quoc te Lao dong)
1 May 2013, Wednesday

Celebrates workers’ achievement.  Demonstrations will be planned for this holiday.

Independence Day (Quoc Khánh)
2 September 2013, Monday

Commemorates September 2nd, 1945 when Vietnam declared its independence from France.


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