The atmosphere of a traditional Tet (Lunar New Year) will be nudged closer to both Vietnamese and foreigners at the Tet Festival, which is scheduled to take place in Ho Chi Minh City from January 3-5, 2020.
The municipal Department of Tourism said at a press conference on November 13 that the festival, the first of its kind in the city so far, will feature important rituals of the Vietnamese traditional Tet, including a ceremony to erect Cay Neu (a tall bamboo tree), making offerings to ancestors, a ceremony to welcome Giao Thua (New Year’s Eve), and “Chuc Tet” (New Year greeting).
Visitors to the festival will have the chance to experience Tet typical dishes as well as staples of the northern, central and southern regions, while engaging in several folk games such as tug of war and can knockdown.
Trays of traditional dishes for Tet will be prepared by talented chefs who attended the Top Chef Vietnam 2019.
Besides, the Vietnamese market space will be arranged with 100 booths selling essential items for Tet.
According to Nguyen Quoc Ky, Chairman of the Vietnam’s Cuisine Culture Association, the festival will help honour Vietnamese gastronomy and culture.
The festival is expected to welcome more than 40,000 visitors from 10:00 to 21:00 in three days./.VNA
Sa Dec flower village in Dong Thap and ornamental flower village in Cho Lach District of Ben Tre are bustling not because of flood of visitors but flower growers are busy preparing for the upcoming Lunar New Year, which will begin on January 25.
The HCM City Labour Federation and trade unions plan to provide free bus, train and flight tickets to 35,500 disadvantaged workers to visit home for Tet (Lunar New Year) in late January next year.
Travel companies in HCM City are selling package tours for a seven-day Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday which starts on January 23 (or the 29th day of the last lunar month).