VIETNAMESE TRADITIONAL LUNAR NEW YEAR

Vietnamese New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year or Tet Holiday, is the most important celebration in Vietnamese culture. Tết celebrates the arrival of spring based on the Vietnamese calendar, which usually has the date falling in January or February in the Gregorian calendar.  Not only is Tết a celebration of the arrival of spring and an occasion to pay respects to one's ancestors, it is also a great opportunity for family to come together. Family members will return to their homeland for a reunion and to savour the flavours of the holiday.
 
Tet is seen as a chance for a fresh start, debts are settled, and old grievances are forgiven. Houses are cleaned of clutter and decorated with symbolic flowers. Plants get pruned, and drawers are cleared out. All preparations are meant to set the stage for attracting as much luck and good fortune as possible in the upcoming year.
 
The New Year's activities:
 
- The first day of Tet is reserved for the nuclear family, children wear their new clothes, give their elders the traditional Tet greetings before receiving the lucky money from them in exchange and visiting relatives.
 
- The traditional greetings are “Chúc Mừng Năm Mới” (Happy New Year) and “Cung Chúc Tân Xuân” (gracious wishes of the new spring). 
 
RICKSHAW TRAVEL INDOCHINA WISHES YOU A HAPPY VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR!
 

















 
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