Vietnam to enjoy 3-day break for New Year

By Hong Chieu   October 4, 2023 | 03:00 am PT
Vietnam to enjoy 3-day break for New Year
A man takes care of kumquat trees at the end of the year, a popular decoration for the Tet holiday. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
Vietnam's first holiday of 2024 will last from December 30, 2023 to January 1, 2024, including the entire weekend and the Monday that comes after.

While the official day off for New Year is on January 1 in accordance with the Labor Code, as it would be a Monday, combining it with the weekends would make it a three-day holiday.

People in Vietnam will get their Tet break about a month after New Year. While the official schedule has not been finalized, it is expected to be a seven-day holiday.

The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has provided two options for the Tet break: Either the break lasting from February 8 to 14, 2024, or from February 9 to 15. The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism have agreed to the February 8-14 option.

Vietnam has five holidays a year, lasting a total of 11 days. If they fall on the weekend, there will be compensatory days off.

People working overtime or night shifts during the holiday get at least 300% of their wage. Foreigners in Vietnam get two extra days off: their own traditional new year and National Day holidays.

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