Update news Tet gifts
For many years, a 77-year-old woman has been going to every small alley and street corner in her neighborhood to collect scraps and sell banh my to get money for her ‘piggy banks’, which are kept to help the poor.
VietNamNet Bridge – Tet is a special time of year for everyone in Vietnam, but it means a bit more for some families this year.
Iranian saffron, Vietnamese Ngoc Linh ginseng and Tibetan cordyceps are among the most popular items favored by wealthy Vietnamese for lunar new year presents.
VietNamNet Bridge – At exactly 5pm on January 6, four ships transporting the necessities for Tet (Lunar New Year festival) preparations arrived to greet residents and soldiers at Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands,
VietNamNet Bridge - Many rich people are willing to pay a lot of money to buy rare ornamental animals and trees such as pheasants, Mandarin ducks, Dong Tao chickens and Sapa ancient roses for display at Tet (lunar New Year).
VietNamNet Bridge – Bribes are sometimes given as gifts during Tet, but they are also a year-round problem, Dang Ngoc Dinh, director of the Center for Community Support Development Studies,
VietNamNet Bridge – Given the on-going economic slowdown, many people are preferring to buy discounted goods as Tet (Lunar New Year) gifts.
VietNamNet Bridge – Chili sauce, toilet paper, seasoning powder, shorts or cinema tickets have been given to workers as the rewards for their hard works for the companies in 2013.
VietNamNet Bridge – The Party Central Committee's Secretariat has banned its members at grassroots levels from giving Tet (Lunar New Year) gifts to senior officers.
Pre-Tet and Tet days prove to be the busiest days for students, because they have to move heaven and earth to arrange money to invite teachers to Tet parties.
VietNamNet Bridge – Despite the economic downturn and the decrease in incomes, Vietnamese still hunt for luxurious and expensive things to give to their “big bosses” as the thanks for job opportunities.