Lunar New Year

Update news Lunar New Year

There are unique markets in Ho Chi Minh City that only sell a single item and open in the buildup to the lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.

Buffalo-shaped bonsai trees bring good money on Tet

A man in HCM City has earned good money from buffalo-shaped bonsai trees for the coming Lunar New Year or Tet.

Various activities to be held in celebration of Tet

Vietnamese people nationwide will have an opportunity to experience various activities to welcome the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival 2021 in the new normal state aligned with pandemic prevention measures.

Accidents relating to home-made firecracker on the rise

As the number people injured by firecracker increases, doctors are warning people of the danger of 'home-made' fireworks - particularly children.

Foreign Ministry hails press agencies' contributions

The Foreign Ministry held an annual meeting with the press at the Government Guesthouse in Hanoi on January 19, praising press agencies and reporters nationwide for their contributions to achievements made by the diplomatic sector in the past year.

Buffalo-shaped ceramics go on sale ahead of Tet

With the Lunar New Year, just under one month away, Lai Thieu pottery village in Thuan An City, Binh Duong Province have released a series of gold-plated ceramics shaped to look like buffaloes as a way of marking the upcoming Year of the Buffalo.

Early peach blossoms on Hanoi streets

Many early peach blossoms are being sold in Hanoi, signaling the approach of the Lunar New Year or Tet Holiday.

Warmth of Tet coming to staff on offshore platforms

Tet gifts from the Ministry of National Defence and the navy as well as specialties from around the country are being delivered to personnel at offshore economic, scientific, and technical service stations, 

Sending Tet gifts to Truong Sa district

The traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) has arrived early for soldiers and islanders on Truong Sa district as ships are crossing rough seas to carry Tet gifts and supplies from all parts of the country to the locality.

HCM City to hold second Vietnamese Tet Festival

The second iteration of the Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival 2021 is set to take place in Ho Chi Minh City from January 21 to January 24 to honour traditional Vietnamese cultural and culinary values.

Ha Nam village busy preparing Tet dishes

People in Vu Dai Village in the northern province of Ha Nam are busy preparing their braised fish which is a traditional dish for the Tet Holiday.

Hanoi to revitalise traditional Tet space in Old Quarter

A wide range of cultural activities will take place throughout Hanoi’s Old Quarter from February 6, or the 25th day of the 12th lunar month, as part of celebrations for Tet (Lunar New Year).

HCM City to host annual flower festival and markets during Tet

The administration of Ho Chi Minh City has initiated plans to host an annual flower festival and markets which will celebrate the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet.

New fireworks rules to come into effect January 11

To An Xo, chief of the Office of the Ministry of Public Security (MoPS), talks to the press about Decree No 137/2020/ND-CP on the management and use of firecrackers and fireworks that will come into effect from January 11 next year.

Hanoi peach growers busy trimming leaves before Tet

As the Lunar New Year nears, peach growers in Nhat Tan Ward in Hanoi are busy plucking leaves.

Gov’t decides seven days off for 2021 Lunar New Year holiday

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a 7-day Lunar New Year break at the proposal of the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.

Vietnam’s cultural quintessence promoted in France

Vietnam’s cultural features and Lunar New Year Festival were promoted to overseas Vietnamese and international friends in France at a programme which has been held at the La Carrrière Cultural Centre in Saint Herblain City.

Thailand - Vietnamese's top destination for Lunar New Year 2020

In Vietnam, Lunar New Year is also known as Tet Nguyen Dan (or “Tet”) and is a time for everyone to spend time with their families.


United Vietnamese community in Vladikavkaz

Living far from their hometowns, overseas Vietnamese in Vladikavkaz, the capital city of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, Russia, are always turn their hearts to the motherland whenever the nation’s traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) comes.

Coronavirus leads to blood shortage for hospitals in Vietnam

The shortage of blood has been exacerbated by the continuing coronavirus epidemic, according to the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT).