The most important event on the Vietnamese calendar is Tet,  Lunar New Year. This festival is associated with the moon phase and takes place in January or February. Tet 2019: from 4 until 9 February.

This festival is mainly celebrated with family and people return to their native villages. The entire country is on the go, most shops are closed and even the major cities will appear desolate. Flights, trains and hotels are fully booked long in advance.

Other National Holidays:

January 1        New Year
April 15            Hung Kings Commemoration Holiday
April 30            Day of reunification (of North and South)
May 1               Labor Day 
September 2    Vietnam National Day
On national holidays many shops, public places and museums are closed. Many museums are closed on Mondays.