If you come to my country these day in January, you’ll enjoy the Vietnamese New Year. We call it Tet or Tet Nguyen Dan - the biggest festival in my country.
Why do most Vietnamese love this event? Like in other nations, it’s the moment of a new year, the time of a beautiful spring coming along.
Not being a kid any more, I still love this festival very much. Somewhere deep inside my heart, I seem to long for the spring, and still childishly get excited as Tet comes.
Why do I have this feeling?
First of all, Vietnamese Tet comes with…
This is the longest holiday in Vietnam. Usually, we have about one week off with no school and no working. I can do what I enjoy (eating, playing, traveling, etc), or even do nothing without guilty feeling of being lazy.
But that is only part of my excitement. The more important motive is that Lunar New Year usually brings a …
Spring brings beautiful scenery, warm climate combining with a solemn mood, new hope, and wish. It’s a real meaningful time for family, love, and happiness.
Everybody hectically arrange to come back home to join annual intimate family union. We clean and polishing utensial, and decorate our houses with flowers and such seasonal trees as kumquat, peach blossom.
I like seeing people wearing new and beautiful clothes and belongings to welcome a new year and to wish for health and luck.
Besides, in this event I love to eat…
Traditional Vietnamese Tet always goes with traditional foods, which I believe you will love to eat.
Vietnamese Chung Cake
And in a long holiday, I really enjoy to take part in many…
In Vietnamese New Year, we usually do many meaningful activities. Below the popular ones:
I summarize above main features of Vietnamese New Year, and why I love the occassion.
How’s about you? Have you ever been here during Vietnamese New Year? You love Vietnamese Tet? You may want to share some of your thoughts here.
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