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Time and working hours

GMT plus 7 hours

Working hours

- Governmental agencies work 8 hours/day from 8h to 17h (excluding one-hour lunch). Working days are from Monday to Friday. Saturday and Sunday are close.

- Banks are open from 7h30 or 8h to 16h30. Some banks are open on Saturday morning from 8h to 11h30. Sunday is close.

- Almost shops are open from 8h or 8h30 to 21h or 22h.

Public Holidays

Saturdays and Sundays are holidays. There are ten public holidays in a year:

January 1

New Year's Day, (one day holiday)

April 30

Sai Gon Liberation Day, (one day holiday)

May 1

International Labour Day, (one day holiday)

September 2

National Day of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, (one day holiday)

Viet Nam Traditional Lunar New Year Festival - Tet Nguyen Dan: (Five day holiday).  Tet holiday usually falls at the end of January or middle of February by solar calendar. The holiday begins on the two last days of the last lunar month and lasts through the first three days of the Lunar New Year (Tet Nguyen Dan)

The 10th day of the third lunar month: The ancestors' death anniversary of the whole nation (one day holiday)