Time & Working hours in Vietnam

- Governmental agencies work 8 hours/day from 7.30am to 4.30pm (excluding one-hour lunch). Saturday and Sunday are close

- Banks are open from 7.30am or 8am to 11.30am and from 1pm to 4pm. Saturday and Sunday are close.

- Private shops are open from 8am or 8.30am to 9pm or 10pm.

Public Holidays

January 1

New Year's Day, (one day holiday)

April 30

Saigon Liberation Day, (one day holiday)

May 1

International Labour Day, (one day holiday)

September 2

National Day of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, (one day holiday)

Vietnam Traditional Lunar New Year Festival - Tet Nguyen Dan: (Four day holiday).  Tet holiday usually falls at the end of January or middle of February by solar calendar. The holiday begins on the last day of the last lunar month and lasts through the first three days of the Lunar New Year (Tet Nguyen Dan)

The 10th day of the third lunar month (in April 26, 2007; April 15, 2008; April 5, 2009; April 23, 2010)
The ancestors' death anniversary of the whole nation (one day holiday)


(Source: VNAT)