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Tet – the Vietnamese New Year festival

February 13, 2010 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: ,

Tet is the most important and popular holiday and festival in Vietnam. It is the Vietnamese New Year derived from the Chinese New Year which is based on the lunar calendar.

This year, the last day of the year is 13 February, which means that the new years day is 14 February 2010. The Tet festival takes place from the first day of the first month of the lunar calendar until at least the third day.

The Vietnamese share many of same customs of its Chinese counterpart. Vietnamese people prepare for the upcoming Tet festival by cooking special holiday foods, painting and cleaning the house.

Other very common customs during Tet are visiting a friend’s house on the first day of the New Year, ancestral worshiping, wishing New Year s greetings, giving lucky money to children and elderly people. Businessmen thank their partners for last years working relationship and express their wish to continue in the future.

Ted is celebrated all over Vietnam and also in Vietnamese communities outside Vietnam, such as in Laos, Cambodia or in other countries.

Tet is also an occasion for pilgrims and family reunions. The Vietnamese visit their relatives and temples, forgetting about the troubles of the past year and hoping for a better up coming year.

The Ted festival is very colorful, enjoy it while in Vietnam and you will always remember it.

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