Tet gifts

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.

Warm Tet brought to offshore platforms, islands

Two delegations from the Naval Region 2 Command recently departed from Brigade 171’s port in Vung Tau, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, to bring Lunar New Year gifts to staff members working on the offshore economic, scientific and technical service stations,

Sending Tet gifts to soldiers on DK1 platform

Naval soldiers at the DK1 platform find it an honour and pride to protect the country’s sovereignty over sea and island despite hardships.

Fisherman living on rafts to enjoy their first Tet on solid ground

 VietNamNet Bridge – Tet is a special time of year for everyone in Vietnam, but it means a bit more for some families this year.

New Year’s presents favored by the rich: ginseng, saffron and cordyceps

Iranian saffron, Vietnamese Ngoc Linh ginseng and Tibetan cordyceps are among the most popular items favored by wealthy Vietnamese for lunar new year presents. 

Tet gifts from the mainland arrive at Truong Sa Island

 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, 

Six "throwing money out of the window" hobbies this Tet holiday

 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).

US$2,000 for a Dong Tao chicken as Tet gift

 VietNamNet Bridge – A Dong Tao rooster originating from Dong Tao Village in Khoai Chau district of Hung Yen province, about 1 year old and weighing 5 kg, can cost up to VND10 million ($500) or even $1,000 to $2,000.

VN must confront ‘plague' of corruption by tackling bribery

 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,

Tet gifts range from discounted rice cookers to rare chickens

 VietNamNet Bridge – Given the on-going economic slowdown, many people are preferring to buy discounted goods as Tet (Lunar New Year) gifts.

The special Tet gifts offered by the bosses with initiatives

 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.

Social Headlines January 17

 Two murderers receive death penalty; More arrests made in hacking scandal; Japan pledges millions in aid to Vietnam; Australia backs sanitation plan for rural areas; Vietnam anti-corruption initiative programme introduced

Social Headlines January 16

 WB supports Vietnam's transport development network; Danish Ambassador honoured with insignia; American veteran returns war momento; Artist rewarded for sketches of kidnapper for police

Party rules out Tet gifts for senior local officers

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.

Social Headlines January 4

 Party says no Tet gifts for senior officers; Land from tardy projects used to build public schools; Cold snap sickens elders, children; Major challenges dog education reforms; Hundreds of elite graduates to help poor communes

Cabinet meeting reviews situation during Tet

VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on February 19 chaired a cabinet meeting with central ministries and sectors to review the situation during the Lunar New Year Festival.

Students spend millions of dong to invite teachers to New Year parties

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.

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Vice President presents Tet gifts, Thousands of young people join “Red Sunday” campaign, Customs officers bust fraud, crime case, New Year presents for AO victims

What do the big bosses receive for Tet gift in the Year of Snake?

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.

State targets memorable Tet

 VietNamNet Bridge – Many billions of dong are expected to be spent by the Government during Tet (the Lunar New Year holiday) to stabilise prices and offer gifts to disadvantaged people and war heroes.