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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.

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Caravelle Hotel

The Caravelle Hotel is located in the heart of the commercial and entertainment area and offers 335 large and stylish rooms. It is one of the most famous addresses in Ho Chi Minh City as it was one of the gathering places for war correspondents during the Vietnam War and the rooftop Saigon Saigon Bar is still popular for its bird's eye views of the city.

Grand Hotel

Hulking ex-Yugoslav monolith with a cavernous interior, stay at Pristina's famous Grand Hotel for a retro trip down Eastern Bloc's memory lane. Blessed with the most central location in Pristina on Nënë Tereza.

Windsor Plaza Hotel

A perfect place for those who want the comfort of a luxury hotel without the pain of paying for it. Located in Cholon, this 25-floor hotel has stunning views across the city and the rooms are large and smart with excellent facilities. The bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City's Chinatown surround the hotel and the hotel itself has its own shopping plaza and nightclub. On request services include airport transfers, 24-hour in-room dining, a 24-hour business centre and a 24-hour multilingual concierge.

Intercontinental Asiana Saigon

This hotel in Ho Chi Minh City is a new gleaming landmark with stunning views across the city and ideally placed close to the colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and the old Post Office. Its smart 305 rooms form part of the Kumho Asiana Plaza where guests can browse in the luxury retail outlets. The hotel features a refreshing outdoor swimming pool, 24-hour gym and a business centre.

Park Hyatt Saigon

The hotel is centrally located at Lam Son Square, near the elegant opera house in downtown Ho Chi Minh City and within walking distance of shopping, entertainment and main tourist attractions. One of the smartest hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, this relatively new property is stylish, reflecting the French colonial era, and has ultra-modern facilities throughout, space for major special events and high levels of service.

Hotel Majestic

Boasting an enviable location overlooking the fine historic monuments of the Zócalo, the 85-room Hotel Majestic has five large suites. A mirrored lobby is adorned with fountains and Mexican tiles. Choose a room overlooking the square for bird's eye views of the daily ceremonial raising of the flag at 0600. Simple décor centres on comfort with a TV, mini-bar, coffee-making facilities and rustic wood furniture. Popular terrace restaurant Terraza overlooks the Zócalo and serves basic Mexican and international food at reasonable prices.