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.
There is a certain selection of dishes that almost every family will have on Tet or Lunar New Year.
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.
In Vietnam, any holiday falls on the weekend, people will be entitled to a substitute day.
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.
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.
Thousands of people have flocked to the southern province of Dong Nai these days to admire and take pictures with the giant apricot tree.
On the first working day after the lunar New Year (Tet holiday), the streets of Saigon bustled again, but there were no traffic jams.
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.
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 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).
“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.”
“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.