2022 Lunar New Year holiday to last five days: Government

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Students in a kindergarten learn how to make chưng cake, one of the must-haves for the Tết holiday’s traditional menu. — VNA/VNS Photo Bích Huệ

HÀ NỘI — The 2022 Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday will last from January 31 through February 4, Government has announced.

Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam signed the decision on the basis of the proposal submitted by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

That means the Tết holiday, the longest and most important traditional festival in Việt Nam, will be from the 29th day of the 12th lunar month of the Year of the Buffalo to the 4th day of the first lunar month of the Year of the Tiger.

The holiday will essentially last nine days, if the preceding and succeeding Saturdays and Sundays are taken into account.

This holiday period applies to officials, public servants and employees working at administrative, non-business agencies, political organisations and socio-political organisations, while private organisations and businesses generally followed the dates but could make changes on the days off for their employees depending on their circumstances.

Meanwhile, the National Day holiday will be from September 1 to 2.

Other weekend and anniversary holidays will still take place as regulated in the Labour Code, according to the Government Office’s announcement. — VNS

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