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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Tet Tao Quan – Kitchen’s God

Apr 10, 2018

Vietnam is a country well-known for rich cultures. Festivals and festivities, one home festivity day that no any Vietnamese cannot miss, is 23rd December of Lunar Calendar. It is called in Vietnamese “Tet Tao Quan” or “Tet Ong Cong – Ong Tao” where all are busy and even rush to prepare things to farewell the […]

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