Politics affects everything, including public holidays. After a 15-year lapse, religious holidays were re-established in 1990.
The following are public holidays in Vietnam:
- New Year's Day (Tet Duong Lich) 1 January
- Anniversary of the Founding of the Vietnamese
- Communist Party (Thanh Lap Dang CSVN) 3 February - the date the party was founded in 1930.
- Liberation Day (Saigon Giai Phong) 30 April – the date on which Saigon surrendered is commemorated nationwide as Liberation Day.
- International Workers' Day (Quoc Te Lao Dong) 1May
- Ho Chi Minh's Birthday (Sinh Nhat Bac Ho)-19 May
- Buddha's Birthday (Phat Dan) Eighth day of the fourth moon (usually June).
- National Day (Quoc Khanh) 2 September - commemorates the Declaration of Independence by Ho Chi Minh in 1945.
- Christmas Day (Giang Sinh) 25 December