Tet holiday

Update news Tet holiday

Bookings for hotel rooms during Lunar New Year (Tet) festival have surged since early January, especially in four and five-star resorts.

Specialties in Tet tray in southern Vietnam

Broiled pork cooked with coconut juice and duck eggs together with bitter gourd soup are viewed as an unmissable part of the traditional tray in southern Vietnam during Tet (Lunar New Year) holidays - the country’s largest traditional festival.

Lunar New Year visit to pagodas - long-lived tradition

Visiting pagodas during the Lunar New Year festival is not merely an activity associated with Buddhism but it has become an age-old cultural tradition, and an indispensable part in Vietnamese people’s spiritual life

Party leader makes Tet visit to Hanoi’s officials, people

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong made a Tet visit to officials and people of Hanoi on the eve of the Lunar New Year (January 31).

President extends New Year greetings

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has sent the best New Year greetings to all Vietnamese people throughout the nation and abroad on the eve of traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

Army, citizens side by side to effectively fight against Covid-19

HCMC has just passed its toughest challenge so far in the Covid-19 pandemic, thanks to the collaboration and determination of all residents, the municipal authorities, and especially the timely aid of the army with their spirit of self-sacrifice.

Traffic congestion occurs at ending point of Trung Luong – My Thuan expressway

The high volume of vehicles flocked to the National Highway No.30 heading to National Highway 1A causing extreme traffic congestion at the ending point of Trung Luong – My Thuan expressway for several hours.

HCMC’s annual book street festival on Tet holidays opens

HCMC’s annual Book Street Festival on the lunar New Year opened on January 29 (on the 27th day of the last month).

Airport, train station in HCMC see many passengers returning home for Tet

It was recorded that the number of people coming to Tan Son Nhat Airport on January 22 to go to provinces was much higher than on normal days. 

MoT proposes to cease unnecessary activities of crowd gatherings on Tet holiday

In order to ensure the Covid-19 pandemic prevention and control works, the Ministry of Health proposed to halt unnecessary activities of crowd gatherings.

Ministry submits Tet holiday schedule to Prime Minister

The Ministry of Labor - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has just proposed a nine-day Lunar New Year 2022 break following the consensus of 16 other ministries, agencies and organizations and submited the proposal to the PM for approval.

Japanese man becomes latest COVID-19 case in Vietnam

Vietnam recorded one imported COVID-19 case on February 15 morning, raising the total count in the country to 2,229, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Vietnamese embassies celebrate Tet in Malaysia, Japan

The Embassy of Vietnam and a number of Vietnamese representative agencies and expats in Malaysia on February 12 offered incense to late President Ho Chi Minh as a gesture to pay tribute to their root on the occasion of Tet (Lunar New Year).

Vietnam’s Tet festival in the eyes of foreign diplomats

The Ambassadors of the US and France to Vietnam have shared their experience of celebrating the biggest festival in a year of Vietnamese people – the Lunar New Year or Tet.

Many beautiful flowers available for decoration during Tet

People in HCMC now can buy beautiful but low-cost flowers at markets around town for decoration at upcoming Tet (Vietnamese traditional New Year festival – from February 12 to 14, 2021 this year).

Vietnam promotes export of processed agro-forestry-fisheries products

The project aims at improving the quality and value of agro-exports to meet the regulations of importers.

New unique Banh Chung attracts diners

The new delicious creations of Banh Chung or Vietnamese traditional cake for Tet has won the hearts of culinary connoisseurs.

Hanoi to let off fireworks at one place

People will stay at home and enjoy the high altitude firework display on Vietnam Television, which is scheduled to be live broadcast on Lunar New Year's Eve.

A feast worthy of the name

Our entire lifestyle news desk went out to Bat Trang recently, not for its famed pottery but to try the much-hyped “Bat Trang feast” from culinary artisan Nguyen Thi Lam.

HCM City to open book street festival to mark Tet holiday

Thousands of books are set to go on show at the annual book street festival which will take place in downtown Ho Chi Minh City from February 9 to February 15 in celebration of the upcoming Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet.