Lunar New Year

Update news Lunar New Year

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).

Hanoi exhibition presents artworks inspired by rats

An exhibition featuring artworks inspired by rats has opened in Hanoi to celebrate the Lunar New Year – the Year of the Rat, gathering artists from the G39 group.

Quang An flower market bustling with trade as Tet looms

The historic Quang An flower market in Tay Ho district of Hanoi has been flooded with local customers in recent days as they rush to buy the perfect decorative items for their home ahead of the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet.

Bank liquidity abundant ahead of Tet

Though Tet (Lunar New Year) is approaching with rising capital demands, the liquidity of the banking system is abundant, helping interest rates in the inter-bank market drop sharply, industry insiders said.


Winners of city decoration contest 2019 announced

The plans to decorate Trang Tien, Trang Thi and Ngo Quyen streets in Hanoi, welcoming the Lunar New Year and celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, are among winners of the city decoration contest 2019.

Spring in the air and the streets

The spring atmosphere is overwhelming Hanoi’s streets, from downtown to the outskirts.

Vietnamese people abroad gather for Tet

Vietnamese communities all over the world held separate gatherings on January 18 to celebrate the Tet (Lunar New Year), which falls on January 25.

Thang Long relic site hosts re-enactments of traditional Tet rituals

A range of traditional rituals for the Lunar New Year were re-enacted at the Thang Long imperial citadel relic site in Hanoi yesterday for audiences to witness a glimpse of what royal Tet celebrations were like in the past.

Ancient town to celebrate Lunar New Year with a bang

Popular Japanese singer Ueno Yuuka, who was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the Hoi An-Japan Cultural Exchange, will perform on Lunar New Year’s eve at the Sculpture Park in Hoi An on January 24.

Tu Lien village bustles with trade ahead of Tet

The arrival of the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet, signals the arrival of a busy period for sellers operating in Tu Lien village in Tay Ho district of Hanoi.

Commuters in Hanoi poised to face annual Tet gridlock

Streets throughout Hanoi have been hit with severe traffic congestion as increasing numbers of people take to the streets in order make preparations for the Lunar New Year (Tet) celebration.

Expensive imported flowers a hot item for Tet

As the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday is less than two weeks away, people in HCM City and across the country are opening their wallets to buy special ornamental plants and imported flowers to decorate their homes for the nation's biggest festival.

Carp-shaped food items popular snacks on Kitchen Gods Day

A range of carp-shaped snacks including sticky rice and jelly are proving to be popular food items ahead of the annual Kitchen Gods Day, which falls on the 23rd day of the final month of the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet.

Traditional customs on show as Hue hosts Tet Festival

A wide range of cultural activities that relate to a traditional Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet, got underway at Thuong Bac park in Hue in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on January 15.

Calligraphy street in HCM City opens in countdown to Tet

A variety of calligraphy artists in HCM City have begun displaying their beautiful writings as Pham Ngoc Thach street has been transformed into a 'Street of Calligraphers' with many of the works bearing wishes of prosperity and happiness.

Tan Son Nhat airport to serve over 3.7 million passengers during Tet

Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City plans to serve more than 3.7 million passengers during the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

Gov’t inspectors to announce boundaries of Thu Thiem urban project before Tet

The Government Inspectorate will announce the revised zoning boundaries of five adjacent quarters affected by the controversial Thu Thiem New Urban Area project in District 2, HCMC, ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year.

Tet comes early in offshore Sinh Ton island

As Tet (Lunar New Year) comes near, locals and naval soldiers on Sinh Ton (Sin Cowe) island in Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago gather to make traditional chung cakes.

HCM City's residents flock to Tet calligraphy markets

The calligraphy market at the HCM City Youth Cultural House in District 1 has become a must-visit attraction for residents and visitors for taking photos and buying calligraphy works for Tet (Lunar New Year).

Flower villages busy for Tet

Major flower villages across Vietnam are busy harvesting and delivering flowers to markets before the 2020 Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday begins.