- Tet Nguyen Dan – Vietnamese Lunar New Year (Varies each year – January to February)
- Trung Nguyen – Wandering Souls Day
- Buddha’s Birthday (Varies each year – May)
- Hung Kings Commemoration (10th day of the 3rd lunar month)
- President Ho Chi Minh’s Birthday (19th of May)
- National Liberation Day or Reunification Day* (30th of April)
- Labour Day (1st of May)
- Vulan Buddhists pray for deceased (15th of July)
- Remembrance Day (27th of July)
- Trung Thu – Moon Festival (Varies each year – August)
- National Day (2nd/3rd of September)
- Christmas (25th of December)
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* This day is officially called the “Day of liberating the South for national reunification”. However, those Vietnamese who suffered at the hands of the Communist Party may refer to the ‘Liberation of Saigon’ as the ‘Fall of Saigon’. This can be a sensitive issue for many.
Population95,261,021[July 2016 est.]
LanguagesTiếng Việt (official)EnglishFrenchMandarinCantoneseKhmerMon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian
ReligionsNo Religion or Traditional Folk Religions (81.8%)Buddhism (7.9%)Christianity (7.4%)Hoahaoism (1.6%)Caodaism (0.9%)Other (0.2%)[2009 census]Note: The United Nations and polling organisations believe these statistics from the 2009 Vietnamese census do not accurately reflect the spiritual landscape of Vietnam.
EthnicitiesKinh [Viet] (85.7%)Tay (1.9%)Thai (1.8%)Muong (1.5%)Khmer (1.5%)Mong (1.2%)Nung (1.1%)Hoa (1.0%)Other (4.3%)[2009 census]Note: 54 ethnic groups are recognised by the Vietnamese Government.
Power Distance 70 Individualism 20 Masculinity 40 Uncertainty Avoidance 30 Long Term Orientation 57 Indulgence 35 What's this?
Australians with Vietnamese Ancestry294,798 [2016 census]
Vietnamese in Australia
Population219,355[2016 census]This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Vietnam.
GenderMale (45.8%)Female (54.2%)
ReligionBuddhism (56.2%)Catholic Christianity (21.6%)No Religion (14.6%)Other (4.7%)Not stated (3.0%)
AncestryVietnamese (69.6%)Chinese (21.8%)English (1.7%)Other (2.2%)Not stated (4.5%)
Language Spoken at HomeVietnamese (80.2%)Cantonese (13.3%)English (3.2%)Other (2.3%)Not stated (0.9%)Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 56.5% speak English fluently.
DiasporaNew South Wales (38.8%)Victoria (36.9%)Queensland (8.8%)Western Australia (6.9%)
ArrivalPrior to 2001 (74.5%)2001-2006 (8%)2007-2011 (11.9%)