Lunar New Year

Update news Lunar New Year

Impressed with the traditional Tet holiday (Lunar New Year) in Hanoi, many international photographers visited Vietnam’s capital city on the occasion to capture the scenes of idyllic and warm Tet.

Staples of northerners’ traditional new-year feast

There is a certain selection of dishes that almost every family will have on Tet or Lunar New Year.

Lucky money giveaway - an exchange of best New Year wishes

Giving away lucky money is a traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) custom through which Vietnamese people exchange the best wishes with one another, hoping for a year of peace and good luck.

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.

Da Lat Night Market reopened

Da Lat Night Market in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong will be reopened from today, January 29 after a long suspension due to Covid-19.

Foreigners enjoying Tet first-hand in Hanoi

Coming from different corners of the world, foreigners share a common eagerness to welcome in the Vietnamese Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.

Foreign laborers in Vietnam to have 11 days off for 2022 New Year

In Vietnam, any holiday falls on the weekend, people will be entitled to a substitute day.

Whale worshipping festival in central region

Cau Ngu (whale worship) festival is part of the cultural identity of Vietnam’s central coastal localities, which has been preserved and passed down through the generations.

Foreigners celebrate Tet in Vietnam

The Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday is a unique cultural heritage of the Vietnamese people. More and more foreigners now celebrate Tet, however, and enjoy the cosy atmosphere surrounding the holiday.

A strange year for foreigners to enjoy Tet in Vietnam amid COVID-19

The last year has seen several foreigners living in Vietnam experience unprecedented changes, particularly with 2020 being heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning that travelling between countries has become increasingly difficult.

5-meter-tall apricot tree in Dong Nai attracts visitors

Thousands of people have flocked to the southern province of Dong Nai these days to admire and take pictures with the giant apricot tree.

Crowded streets of Saigon on the first working day after Tet

On the first working day after the lunar New Year (Tet holiday), the streets of Saigon bustled again, but there were no traffic jams.

Vietnamese Tet Programme at Thang Long Imperial Citadel

A Vietnamese Tet (Lunar New Year) Programme with folk rituals and games took place at the Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Hanoi to celebrate the Year of the Buffalo.

Young families return to Hanoi after a long Tet holiday

In the flow of people returning to Hanoi after the 7-day lunar New Year holiday (Tet), there were kids sitting behind their mothers on motorbikes, with countryside specialties tied behind the vehicles.

Chinese Ambassador shares his views on VN-China bilateral ties and Tet holiday

Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Xiong Bo shared with VietNamNet his wish to promote the Vietnam-China relationship in the new year as well as interesting thoughts about the Lunar New Year (Tet holiday).

Traditional Tet customs of Vietnam

The Lunar New Year, known throughout the nation as Tet, is of great importance to both Vietnamese people and citizens of other Asian countries, with the first day of Tet usually being for family gatherings and the worshipping of ancestors.

Norwegian diplomat enjoys making Vietnamese spring rolls to welcome Tet

“When I came to Vietnam, I realized that spring rolls was a popular dish, both for vegetarian and pescatarian. Tet (Lunar New Year) is coming and this is the dish that almost every Vietnamese family has in their Tet meal.”

Ancestor worship reminds people of their roots

Ancestor worship, an ancient Vietnamese tradition, is a ritual practice paying tribute to deceased family members and reminding people of their roots. ​

Unique traditional Tet customs of Vietnam

The Lunar New Year (Tet) has long been a key part of Vietnamese culture. The biggest and most important holiday of the year, Tet is an opportunity for family members to reunite and honour the traditional values of the homeland.

Tet in olden days through the eyes of Vietnamese, French scholars

“Tet Vietnam Xua” (Vietnam’s Tet in the Olden Days), a collection of articles by Vietnamese and French scholars, gives readers a host of insights into the traditional holiday through its many rituals and customs.