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Tet (New Year)

The most important festival of the year timed according to the lunar calendar. Tet is a holiday is for paying respect to their ancestors and welcoming the New Year with family members. In the days leading up to the New Year, houses are thoroughly cleaned to remove any bad luck of the previous year.

Date: 05 February 2019 - 09 February 2019
Venue: Throughout the city.

International Women's Day

Celebration of women with special events, including parades.

Date: 08 March 2019 - 08 March 2019
Venue: Throughout the city.

Reunification Day

Celebrations commemorating the end of the American, Canadian and NATO forces separating north and south Vietnam.

Date: 30 April 2019 - 30 April 2019
Venue: Throughout the city.

International Labour Day

Following Liberation Day, this gives citizens a two-day holiday and celebrates the start of spring.

Date: 01 May 2019 - 01 May 2019
Venue: Throughout the city.

Mid-Autumn Festival

The mid-autumn festival celebrates the end of harvest. Children are given colourful lanterns and masks to celebrate with, and general festivities take place.

Date: 01 September 2019 - 31 October 2019
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Throughout the city.

National Day

Celebrating the Declaration of Independence in 1945 of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, and also the anniversary of the death of Ho Chi Minh.

Date: 02 September 2019 - 02 September 2019
Venue: Various venues throughout Ho Chi Minh City.
Cost:

Free.


Christmas Day

Celebrated by the small Christian community but increasingly seen as a party period by other groups. The city will be adorned with Christmas decorations and twinkling lights everywhere.

Date: 25 December 2019 - 25 December 2019
Venue: Throughout the city.