Lunar New Year

Update news Lunar New Year

A “Mam Ngu Qua” or five-fruit tray is indispensable for each Vietnamese family among the numerous offerings required to decorate ancestral altars during the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

US Ambassador describes his addiction to banh chung and four Tet holidays in VN

“I really love the Tet season,” US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink told VietNamNet in an interview on the occasion of the lunar New Year (Tet).

A peaceful Hanoi on first morning of Lunar New Year

On the first morning of the Lunar New Year, the weather in Hanoi is pleasantly cool, the air is fresh, and the streets are peacefully quiet.

“Xong Dat” – A cherished Lunar New Year tradition

Passing down through generations and continued with equal enthusiasm today, “Xong dat” (first footing), a Tet tradition in Vietnam, has always been associated with hopes for a fruitful year ahead.

Traditional Tet food offerings to ancestors

During the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, each ethnic group in Vietnam has its own culinary specialties that reflect the culture of their people and are used as offerings to worship their ancestors.

Hoping 2021 brings further thrives

On the threshold of Lunar New Year 2021, artists in HCM City reviewed their operation in 2020 and voice their hope for a new year 2021 with full of peace and further thrives so that they can bring their artworks closer the public.

Vietnamese tourism - From zero to Number 1

From a “low-cost” destination 20 years ago, Vietnam’s tourism sector has made substantial breakthroughs and become a regular in the last five years on “must-see” lists for international tourists.

Buffalo in Vietnamese culture

The upcoming Lunar New Year marks the beginning of the Year of the Buffalo - the second animal in the 12-year cycle of the Vietnamese zodiac. 

Saigonese wear face masks to take photos on Nguyen Hue flower street

On the morning of February 10, Nguyen Hue Flower Street opened for visitors, who are requested to comply with the 5K message of the Ministry of Health in order to prevent the Covid-19 epidemic

Top leader visits House No.67 in tribute to President Ho Chi Minh

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong on February 10 offered incense to late President Ho Chi Minh at House No.67 in Hanoi 

Old Tet market recreated in Hoi An

The Lunar New Year, or Tet, is an occasion to honour traditional values and remind the younger generation to preserve and promote Vietnam’s beautiful cultural identities. 

US Ambassador extends Tet greetings in "Rap Viet" style

US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink extended Tet (Lunar New Year) greetings to Vietnamese people in a creative and also trendy way this year, a rap song, 

Top leader: Turn opportunities into reality to build prosperous, happy Vietnam

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong has emphasised the necessity for the entire Party, people, and army to unite, promote patriotism and Vietnamese mettle and wisdom, 

Organic Tet cakes become a hit

Organic banh chung (square glutinous rice cake) sold in Ho Chi Minh City for the first time for Tet (Lunar New Year) has become very popular.

Three days before Tet, Hanoi streets and coach station are deserted

Only a few days before the lunar New Year (Tet holiday), Hanoi’s coach station and streets are unusually quite due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Unique Tet trays showcase national delicacies made from clay

Trays featuring food from the country’s three regions and various offerings for the Lunar New Year festival, known locally as Tet, have been vividly created using clay by an artisan in Ho Chi Minh City.

Diplomatic agencies in Australia, Italy, Russia hold Tet gatherings with OVs

The Vietnamese Embassies in Australia and Italy and the Vietnamese Consulate General in Vladivostok, Russia, held gatherings with the local Vietnamese communities ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) Festival on February 7.

700m flower road opens in HCM City

A flower road of 700m long has been set up in Phu My Hung urban area in District 7, HCM City to welcome the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet holiday).

Lunar New Year southbound travels of ancient peach trees

Over the past 20 years, Mr. Son has selected old peach trees of fancifully defined shapes with the nicest blossoms for his southward-bound journey to serve customers in HCM City.

Animated Hanoi preparing for Tet

Pre-Tet days are the most colourful time of Hanoi when the capital changes its coat into a new vital color of spring and joy.