Lunar New Year

Update news Lunar New Year

As the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday approaches people in Ha Noi flock to Quang An market in Tay Ho District to buy peach blossom trees.

HCM City kicks off Tet ornamental plant market

Various kinds of ornamental trees, fruits and flowers from all provinces can be spotted along many streets of HCM City.

Huong Pagoda Festival canceled because of Covid-19 pandemic

The Huong Pagoda Festival in 2021 would be canceled for the prevention of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The country’s largest flower street taking shape in HCM City

Workers are putting the final touches to decorations on Nguyen Hue flower street in HCM City, the country’s largest of its kind, before it officially opens to the public on February 9 to welcome the Lunar New Year.

Local movie industry at stake this Tet

The Lunar New Year (Tet) has always been an ideal occasion for film distributors, but it will probably be different in 2021. 

Unique items for Tet 2021

A giant bouquet of florist’s daisies 12.1m in diameter in Sa Dec flower village and a gemstone-made painting worth nearly VND2 billion of a man in Thai Nguyen are among special items for this Lunar New Year (Tet).

HCM City: Quiet coach station, airport several days before Tet

Different from the previous years, HCM City’s Mien Dong coach station and Tan Son Nhat International Airport have been very quiet these days due to impacts of the ongoing Covid-19 outbreaks.

Will virtual Tet reunion still be as enjoyable amid Covid-19?

With every New Year comes a new beginning. It is that time of the year when everyone reminisces over past year events and prays for an auspicious year ahead. 

Clever bonsai gardeners switch to online selling amid Covid-19

Peach blossom and kumquat gardeners and traders have high expectation for sales as the Tet holiday approaches.

HCM City bus stations start to get Tet crowds, Covid precautions in place

Two major bus stations in HCM City have started attracting crowds with less than two weeks to go for Tet.

Kitchen Gods ceremony a tradition of Tet

The Vietnamese traditional New Year (Tet) festival actually begins on the 23rd of the last month of the lunar year, which falls on February 4 this year, with the “Ong Cong - Ong Tao” (Land Genie and Kitchen Gods) ritual.

A week before Tet, flower market in Hanoi Old Quarter still quiet

This year, Hanoi’s traditional flower market is held on the streets of Hang Luoc, Hang Khoai, Hang Roi, Hang Ma and Phung Hung.

New book on Tet released

A new book on the culture and lifestyle of Vietnamese people during Tet (Lunar New Year festival) has been released in HCM City.

Trang Cat Village of Dong Leaf bustling at the end of the year

Being used to wrap Banh Chung (sticky rice cake for Tet), Dong leaves from Trang Cat Village is the pride of the villagers that have been offered to other localities and countries.

Delivery drivers see surge in business on pre-Tet days

Delivery firms and drivers are ‘burning candles at both ends’ as the number of orders during the pre-Tet sales season has soared.

Sa Dec Flower Village attracts tourists before Tet

Two weeks before the Lunar New Year (Tet holiday), Sa Dec flower village in Dong Thap Province has become a tourist hotspot.

Hanoi students stay home from February 1 for Covid-19 prevention

Students in Hanoi will begin their Lunar New Year holiday on February 1, one week earlier than previous schedule, to meet the requirements of COVID-19 prevention and control in the city.

 

Lecture on Kitchen God and Tet traditions

The Friends of Vietnam Heritage will host a lecture on Ông Táo or The Kitchen God – one of Tet’s most important rituals which signals the start of Tet preparations.

Buffalo-themed exhibition welcomes Lunar New Year

More than 80 artworks inspired by the buffalo are on display at an exhibition in Hanoi to welcome the Lunar New Year of Buffalo.

‘To day’ flowers greet spring in Mu Cang Chai

When the first flowers blossom on the ‘to day’ (wild peach blossom) trees, H’mong people joyfully celebrate their traditional Lunar New Year festival on the first three days of the twelfth lunar month.