USEFUL INFORMATION FOR TRAVELERS
Time and 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
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.
January 1: New
Year's Day (one-day holiday)
April (on the 10 of 3rd Lunar month):
Ancestor Worshipping Anniversary (one-day holiday)
Liberation Day (one-day holiday)
International Labor 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)