Tet Lunar Festival Celebrations in the Mekong Delta

February 14, 2012 by | Filed Under: Authentic Experiences, Culture, Festivals, Vietnam

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year in Vietnam

Vietnam’s Tet lunar festival is probably the best holiday time to reflect on Vietnam’s rich, colorful and long history. Traveling around Vietnam at this time of year, in any part of the county, your travelers will have the chance to experience the liveliest festival. Tet lunar festival is a good time to discover the true spirit of Vietnamese New Year celebrations, learn about local food, observe rituals and see some beautiful landscapes. Apart from these unforgettable experiences, this is the only time visitors will see Vietnamese people taking a well-deserved break from their yearlong cycle of hard work.

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Festive Traditions in the Mekong Delta

Khiri Travel Vietnam has a special Tet lunar festival tour called “Discover the Mekong Delta.” The tour starts with a drive to My Tho, a peaceful town 75 km south of Ho Chi Minh City. My Tho is a very vibrant and colorful place on the Mekong Delta where your clients can explore Thoi Son Islet, VinhTrang Pagoda and see locals going about their daily routines.

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Khiri Travel will take your travelers for a stroll through the seasonal flower fair to witness numerous varieties, colors, shapes and sizes of flowers on display. We continue our visit with a cruise to the Mekong River on a Vietnamese rowboat or sampan along one of the small canals. Traveling on the waterways of the delta, your clients have a good opportunity to observe the daily activities of the people and their commerce.

We stop at a local home where the owner makes a living from floriculture. Taking time to enjoy the jovial atmosphere of the Tet lunar festival holiday, we will sit for a traditional lunch with family members. The dessert will be cook banh tet, a kind of country cake made of sticky rice and green beans.

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