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 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 (on the 10 of 3rd Lunar month): Ancestor Worshipping Anniversary (one-day holiday)

April 30: Saigon Liberation Day (one-day holiday)

May 1: 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)

Source: Vietnam Administration of Tourism