Reunification Day (bridge day) in Vietnam in 2024

Reunification Day (bridge day) in Vietnam in 2024
Vietnam. Da Nang. Golden Bridge. Image by Eduardo1304 , via Deposit Photos
  How long until Reunification Day (bridge day)?
Reunification Day (bridge day)
  Dates of Reunification Day (bridge day) in Vietnam
2025 Vietnam Wed, Apr 30 National Holiday
2024 Apr 29, Apr 30
VietnamTue, Apr 30National Holiday
VietnamMon, Apr 29National Holiday (bridge day)
2023 Apr 30, May 2
VietnamTue, May 2National Holiday (in lieu)
VietnamSun, Apr 30National Holiday
2022 Apr 30, May 2
VietnamMon, May 2National Holiday (in lieu)
VietnamSat, Apr 30National Holiday
2021 Vietnam Fri, Apr 30 National Holiday

An additional day off due to Apr 30 and May 1 being public holidays. Compensated by Sat. 4 May

  Local name
Ngày Thống nhất
  Which regions observe Reunification Day in 2024?
National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a public holiday Govt Holiday
  VietnamApr 29 (bridge day)
  VietnamApr 30

Reunification Day in Vietnam in 2024

The Ministry of Home Affairs has agreed with the plan proposed by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs to include an additional day off on April 29th 2024, with a compensatory working day on Saturday May 4th, to extend the holiday period.

When is Reunification day?

This public holiday in Vietnam is celebrated on April 30th.

If April 30th falls on a weekend, a public holiday will be observed on the following weekday.

Known as 'Ngày Thống nhất' in Vietnamese, it is also known as Victory Day or Liberation Day. Some Vietnamese may call the day 'Saigon fall'.

History of Reunification Day

It marks the fall of the Saigon government on April 30th 1975 when Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops captured Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City).

This brought the Vietnam war to an end and began the process of unification of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North) in the North and the Republic of Vietnam (South).

Unification of the two countries finally happened on July 2nd 1976, when the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was born.

How is Reunification Day celebrated?

Even without its patriotic significance, this is a popular holiday as it is the day before Labour Day meaning it is the start of a welcome two day holiday.

Because of this extended break, many people take the time to return to their families. Banks and government offices will close, but most shops remain open. Tourist sites may be busier than usual, with the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi being the top place to visit.

The day itself is marked by parades in Ho Chi Minh City and the flag of Vietnam will be flown proudly across the country.

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