Lunar New Year

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Whale worshipping festival in central regionicon

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.

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

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

SOCIETY
18/02/2021

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 Teticon

Crowded streets of Saigon on the first working day after Tet

SOCIETY
17/02/2021

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 Citadelicon

Vietnamese Tet Programme at Thang Long Imperial Citadel

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
17/02/2021

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 holidayicon

Young families return to Hanoi after a long Tet holiday

SOCIETY
17/02/2021

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 holidayicon

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

FEATURE
15/02/2021

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 Vietnamicon

Traditional Tet customs of Vietnam

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
14/02/2021

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 Teticon

Norwegian diplomat enjoys making Vietnamese spring rolls to welcome Tet

FEATURE
14/02/2021

“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 rootsicon

Ancestor worship reminds people of their roots

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
14/02/2021

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 Vietnamicon

Unique traditional Tet customs of Vietnam

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
14/02/2021

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 scholarsicon

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

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
13/02/2021

“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.

Tet fruit tray, indispensible part of Vietnamese cultureicon

Tet fruit tray, indispensible part of Vietnamese culture

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
13/02/2021

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.

US Ambassador describes his addiction to banh chung and four Tet holidays in VNicon

US Ambassador describes his addiction to banh chung and four Tet holidays in VN

FEATURE
13/02/2021

“I really love the Tet season,” US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink told VietNamNet in an interview on the occasion of the lunar New Year (Tet).

A peaceful Hanoi on first morning of Lunar New Yearicon

A peaceful Hanoi on first morning of Lunar New Year

SOCIETY
13/02/2021

On the first morning of the Lunar New Year, the weather in Hanoi is pleasantly cool, the air is fresh, and the streets are peacefully quiet.

“Xong Dat” – A cherished Lunar New Year traditionicon

“Xong Dat” – A cherished Lunar New Year tradition

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
13/02/2021

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.

Traditional Tet food offerings to ancestorsicon

Traditional Tet food offerings to ancestors

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
12/02/2021

During the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, each ethnic group in Vietnam has its own culinary specialties that reflect the culture of their people and are used as offerings to worship their ancestors.

Hoping 2021 brings further thrivesicon

Hoping 2021 brings further thrives

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
12/02/2021

On the threshold of Lunar New Year 2021, artists in HCM City reviewed their operation in 2020 and voice their hope for a new year 2021 with full of peace and further thrives so that they can bring their artworks closer the public.

Vietnamese tourism - From zero to Number 1icon

Vietnamese tourism - From zero to Number 1

TRAVEL
11/02/2021

From a “low-cost” destination 20 years ago, Vietnam’s tourism sector has made substantial breakthroughs and become a regular in the last five years on “must-see” lists for international tourists.