The Guide Awards 2014 – 2015

Apr 10, 2018

The Guide Awards is an annual event organised by The Guide magazine ( Vietnam Economic Times), recognising the achievements and contributions of enterprises, organisations, individuals, and localities to the country’s tourism development. First held in 1999, The Guide Awards is sponsored by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and the Vietnam Economic Association. The Awards […]

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Tet of ethnic groups in northwest VietNam

Apr 10, 2018

Northwest of Vietnam is the home to many ethnic minorities like Hmong, Thai, Muong, etc. It is not hard to believe that this remote highland can hold inside a widely diversified cultural background since each ethnic group here has its own customs. When referring to Tet, these practices have made great contributions to create unique […]

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The five-fruit Tray on Tet holiday

Apr 10, 2018

On Tet, the five-fruit tray (Mam ngu qua) is an integral part on every Vietnamese family’s altar during Tet. It represents the reminiscence of people to their ancestors, as well as symbolizes wishes for a happy new year. Five-fruit tray, like its name, is a tray with 5 different fruits of different colors, displayed in […]

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Apricot Blossom

Apr 10, 2018

If Kumquat tree and peach blossom are Tet’s tree in Northern Vietnam, apricot blossom is a signature plant in the South during Tet holiday. Since the warm weather of Southern Vietnam in late January and February is very suitable for the tree to flourish, it has been planted widely here, and became a symbol of […]

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Meaning of New Year’s eve in VietNam

Apr 10, 2018

Tet, the Lunar New Year festival, is the most important holiday in Vietnam. As people believe Tet refreshes everything in their lives, they treasure the moment of seeing off the old year and welcoming the new year. In Vietnam, New year’s eve (Giao thua) occurs at exactly midnight of the last day in Lunar calendar. […]

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