The Vietnamese government approved a plan to let public employees take a seven-day Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday next month, according to an announcement on Thursday.
The holiday will start on January 20 and last until January 26, allowing public employees to leave work two days before Tet starts on January 22.
The seven-day break includes five days off from work and two days of compensatory leave as the second and third days out of the five-day streak overlaps the weekend.
The Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet, is the biggest holiday in Vietnam and an important occasion for family reunion.
The government also announced four days off for the 2023 National Day (September 2), spanning from September 1 to 4.
This schedule includes the weekend from September 2 to 3, 2023.