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Kumquat village hectic as Tet approaches

Symbolising prosperity, the kumquat tree is selected by most Vietnamese families to adorn their houses during Tet.

Calligraphy paintings on lotus leaves are popular for Tet

The days just before Tet are the busiest time for Hoang Trong Tuyen, a calligrapher living in Thanh Hoa province. He has a new product this year – calligraphy paintings on lotus leaves.

Vietnam’s largest airport overloaded with people returning home for Tet holiday

With the Lunar New Year holiday (Tet) just a few days away, Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City has become packed with people who are either flying home for family reunions or going on holiday during the festive season.

Spring calligraphy festival recreates traditional spaces

This year’s festival, from February 3-19, has attracted the participation of 40 calligraphers who are members of calligraphic clubs and selected from a writing competition to perform at the festival.

Fireworks displays at 11 places to shine on Ho Chi Minh City's sky on Tet Eve​

Authorities of the southern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City has decided to increase the number of venues hosting fireworks displays on the upcoming Lunar New Year's Eve to 11, an increase from last year's eight.

Hang Be market busily serves locals on Kitchen Gods’ Day

Hang Be market in Hanoi, a site famous for selling food in the capital, is bustling as people are busy preparing for Ong Cong – Ong Tao (the Land Genie and the Kitchen Gods Day), which falls on 23rd of the last month of the Lunar New Year.

People tighten purse strings, market remains flat

Businesses, supermarkets and petty merchants at traditional markets have prepared large inventories for the Tet sale season, but sales have been going slowly as people have cut back on spending.

Tet festival in HCM City lure visitors

Vietnamese Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival at the HCM City Youth Cultural House is quickly becoming the most attractive destination of the city during the Tet holiday.

Hundreds of flights added as Tet holiday nears

Air tickets for flights on some routes with departure on peak days, from February 1 to February 19, are running out, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).

Spring emerges in the capital’s bonsai villages

You can easily feel the spring atmosphere in Hanoi at bonsai gardens around the capital.

Garment, footwear companies give Tet bonuses despite business difficulties

As production and business results in 2023 were unsatisfactory for some businesses, low Tet bonuses were foreseeable. But workers see signs of recovery in the Year of the Dragon.

Vietnamese holidaymakers prioritise domestic tourism during Tet holiday: report

Domestic tourism remains a priority of Vietnamese holidaymakers during the Lunar New Year with 57.7% of respondents said they will spend the holiday at local tourist destinations, according to a report released by The Outbox Company on January 31.

Music gala to celebrate Lunar New Year

More than 50 artists in music, dance and theatre from HCM City will perform in the TV music programme Gala Nhạc Việt 2024- Năm Mới Rực Rỡ (Vietnamese Music Gala 2024– Happy Lunar New Year).

Hotels in central coastal region report high occupancy rates for Tet holiday

Large hotels in Da Nang city and Quang Nam province have reported occupancy rates of 70-95 percent for the upcoming Tet holidays, with most guests foreign travelers.

HCM City's New Year street book festival slated for February 7-14

The 2024 New Year Book Street Festival will take place on Le Loi street of Ho Chi Minh City from February 7-14, showcasing 6,000 book titles.

Dragon-themed spring festival celebrates Lunar New Year

Ceramic sculptures depicting different postures of dragon – one of the four sacred animals in Vietnamese culture, are on display at an on-going exhibition in Hanoi.

Overseas Vietnamese join Tết celebrations around the world

On Sunday afternoon, at the headquarters of the Vietnamese Embassy in the Kingdom of Belgium, the General Association of Vietnamese people in Belgium organised the event "Wrapping green chưng cake, welcoming spring as you wish".

Celebrating Tet traditions in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

The Old Quarter at the heart of the capital is full of hustle and bustle with various activities featuring traditional customs and rituals for the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet, as part of the annual Vietnamese Tet Street program.

Airplane, train tickets almost sold out, bus seats available as Tet nears

Just 10 days left to the Lunar New Year (Tet), almost all airplane and train tickets on key routes for this occasion have been sold out, while there is not a lack of means of road transport.

Bookings for Tet tours on the rise

Ocean liners bustling at ports, bringing thousands of foreign visitors to VN, and bookings for Tet (Lunar New Year) tours on the rise are among the robust uptick for the tourism sector in 2024.