Lunar New Year

Update news Lunar New Year

Memory about Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, during the old days, particularly in the subsidy period hasn’t faded from Vietnamese hearts. 

Fruit carvings lure plenty of customers for Tet

One of the most popular hobbies for young Vietnamese people is to produce fruit carvings for the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet.

A peaceful Hanoi on first day of lunar New Year

Unlike ordinary days, Hanoi turns tranquil on the first day of the lunar Year of Rat.

Dream of powerful and prosperous Vietnam will come true: Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue expressed his belief in the bright future of Vietnam in an interview with VNA on the occasion of the Lunar New Year, which falls on January 25.

International friends enjoy Vietnamese Tet experience

For Vietnamese people, Tet (Lunar New Year) festival is the most significant holiday of the year. Tet with traditional practices and interesting activities attracts huge attention of foreign friends.

Ginger jam makes Tet warm

The ginger ‘jam’ made in Kim Long Ward, Hue City, in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, stands out for its authenticity and absence of additives. 

Tet fruit tray, indispensible part of Vietnamese culture

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.

“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.

Popular Lunar New Year traditions in Vietnam

The festival which best epitomises Vietnam's cultural identity is the Lunar New Year or Tet, with a lot of meaningful customs and traditional special foods.

Top leader offers Tet greetings

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong sent best wishes to all of the Vietnamese people, both inside and outside the country, on the traditional Lunar New Year.

Tet in a Hanoi family: Out with the old, in with the new

Tet is a magic time when ancient customs and beliefs live on, Thuy Duong tell us about how a family in Hanoi celebrates a typical traditional Tet.

Traffic accidents kill 23 on first day of Tet holiday

Thirty-one traffic accidents occurred, killing 23 and injuring 15 others on January 23 (the 29th day of the 12th lunar month), the first day of the week-long Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.

Cosy Tet for everyone

The Party, State, and local administrations nationwide have organized a broad range of activities to ensure a happy Tet for people nationwide, especially disadvantaged people.

Spring on Hanoi’s street

Every year when spring comes around, the new season air creeps into small alleys, and every corner of Hanoi. 

List of firework displays in Hanoi

Beginning the Lunar New Year by watching a firework display has become an indispensable activity of many Vietnamese. 

Da Nang full of spring atmosphere

A new spring has arrived in every street corner of the central city of Da Nang, with colourful flowers and green leaves bringing gaiety and hope for the new year.


Countryside market during Tet holiday

The Tet atmosphere with the new spring season is coming all over the country.


Hanoi’s Old Quarter hosts various cultural activities to greet new spring

The Management Board of Hanoi’s Old Quarter launched a series of activities at Kim Ngan Temple at Hoan Kiem district’s 42-44 Hang Bac Street on January 18 to greet the new spring and the Lunar New Year (Tet).

Tet decorations spring up on streets across HCM City

With the countdown to the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet, in its final days many streets throughout HCM City can be seen bearing incredible festive decorations including colourful national flags, bulbs, flowers, and numerous slogans.

HCM City: Lunar New Year’s Eve fireworks to be set off at 7 venues

Ho Chi Minh City will hold 15-minute fireworks displays at seven venues to welcome the Year of the Rat on Lunar New Year’s Eve (January 24).