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Prime Minister approves 7-day Lunar New Year holiday

The Hanoitimes - Vietnamese workers will take the break for Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday from February 10 to February 16, 2021.

The Vietnam Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) has recently published Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc's plan on days off for Tet holidays in 2021, Kinh te & Do thi Newspaper reported.

 A family enjoy Tet holiday in Hanoi. Photo: Pham Hung/Kinhtedothi.vn

Particularly, workers will take the break for Tet holiday from February 10 to February 16, 2021.

Accordingly, workers will take two days off immediately before the last day of the Year of the Rat and three days off after the first day of the Year of the Buffalo, plus two weekend days.

In 2021, workers will have a total of 19 days for vacation, five days more than in 2020, and the Tet holiday remains the longest, the ministry added.

Tet is the biggest and most important festival in Vietnam. Millions of migrant workers in major cities return to their homes before Lunar New Year's Eve.

It is celebrated by Vietnamese and Chinese communities around the world. It is also a prolific season for the retail and travel businesses as the consumption and excursion demand is high during this time of the year.