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Events and Festival in Vietnam

Vietnam celebrates many National and International festivals, including traditional festival which have been celebrated in Vietnam for thousands of years, along with modern events imported predominantly from western countries.

Among the traditional festivals, the two most important and widely celebrated are the Lunar new year (Tết), followed by the Mid-autumn lantern festival (Tết Trung Thu), although the latter has been losing ground in recent years.

January 1 New Year's Day (Tết dương lịch)

Between late January–late February Tết (Lunar New Year) Tết Nguyên Đán Largest holiday of the year, falling on the first three days of Lunar calendar; in practice, celebrations are held during the weeks before and after those three days.

April 30 Liberation Day             (Ngày miền Nam hoàn toàn giải phóng, và ngày thống nhất Việt Nam).The day Saigon fell to North Vietnamese Communist forces, leading to the South Vietnamese government's dissolvement and Vietnam's unification.

May 1 Labour Day (Ngày Quốc tế Lao động) Celebrates the economic and social achievements of workers.

September 2 National Day (Quốc khánh) Commemorates Ho Chi Minh's speech in Ba Dinh Square in 1945, declaring Vietnam's independence

10/3 (lunar) Hung Vuong Kings Commemoration Day (Ngày Giổ Tổ Hùng Vương)

March 8 International Women's Day (Quốc tế Phụ nữ)

November 20 Teacher's Day (Ngày Nhà giáo Việt Nam)

December 25 Christmas Eve (Giáng sinh/Nôen)

October 20 Vietnam Women's Day (Ngày Phụ nữ Việt Nam)

June 1 Children's day     (Tết thiếu nhi)

15/1 (lunar) Full moon of the 1st month (Rằm tháng giêng)

3/3 (lunar)             Third lunar month's third day's festival (Tết Hàn thực)

15/4 (lunar) Buddha's Birthday (Lễ Phật Đản)

5/5 (lunar)             Midyear Festival   (Tết Đoan ngọ)

15/7 (lunar) Full moon of the 7th month or Piety Day  (Rằm tháng bảy hoặc Lễ Vu Lan)

15/8 (lunar) Mid-Autumn Festival (Tết Trung thu)

23/12 (lunar) Kitchen guardians (Ông Táo chầu trời)

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