After Independence Day and May Day there is a very long stretch of time almost completely devoid of public holidays bar the Hung Kings. To address this long haul to the festive season, Hà Nội Scribbles has come up with a few ideas for new days off in Vietnam. You’re welcome.
The new days I would like to see introduced are as follows:
Vietnam Duvet Day – A day off to stay in bed and catch up with some much needed sleep.
Vietnam Lie on the Couch Vegetating in Front of the TV Day – Similar to Duvet Day but instead you lie on the couch in your pyjamas watching crap TV shows and movies you have seen at least three times before.
Vietnam Screen Break Day – A day off to give your eyes a rest from monitor screens and phones. So no TV, Facebook or Zalo. Digital detox into the bargain. Don’t worry the world will continue to spin just the same.
Vietnam Support Your Local Coffee Shop Day – A day to do exactly what it says on the tin. A day for lounging around in a coffee shop for hours on end. To be fair, much like any other day for many people.
Vietnam Go Outside Day – A day to get outside. There’s a big world out there that’s not composed entirely of pixels. That big blue thing is the sky.
Vietnam Di Choi Day (Ngay Di Choi Vietnam) – A day off to do exactly as you please, so long as you don’t stay at home.
Vietnam Karaoke Day – I had this down just for one day, but after some consultation I’ve relented and agreed to make it one Friday per month. Cunningly, this should coincide with pay day and involve the consumption of generous volumes of bia hoi.