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In particular, the Ministry suggested two options for the Tet holiday schedule with a total number of days off of 7 consecutive days.

Specifically, civil servants and state public employees will take the 2024 Lunar New Year holiday from Thursday, February 8, 2024 to Wednesday, February 14, 2024.

This Tet holiday schedule applies to officials, civil servants, public employees and workers of state-run administrative agencies, public service agencies, political organizations, socio-political organizations and state sector workers.

Workers who are working in the non-state sector will take days off according to their companies’ Tet holiday plan, but the holiday plan must include seven days off as per the regulation.

Employees who work overtime or night shifts during the holiday will receive a minimum wage of 300 per cent, not including their regular daily wages. Foreign workers in Việt Nam, aside from the annual public holidays, will also have an additional day off for their own traditional New Year and their country's national day. 

Tet is the biggest and most important festival in Vietnam. Millions of migrant workers in major cities return to their homes before Lunar New Year's Eve. It is also a prolific season for retail and travel businesses as the consumption and excursion demand is high during this time of the year.

The 2024 Lunar New Year’s Day falls on February 10.

Thanh Hue