Huong Pagoda Festival to begin on February 11
Huong Pagoda Festival to begin on February 11

The Huong Pagoda Festival, the longest of its kind in Vietnam, is set to open in Huong Son commune, Hanoi’s outlying district of My Duc, on February 11 (the second day of the lunar new year) and last until May 1.

Huong Pagoda Festival to begin on February 11
“Tat nien” – a farewell to old year
“Tat nien” – a farewell to old year

“Tat nien” is a traditional practice of Vietnamese people in the last day of a lunar year, during which Vietnamese families gather for a meal, look back on the past year and get themselves ready for a new year.

“Tat nien” – a farewell to old year
Tet celebrated abroad
Tet celebrated abroad

Vietnamese living abroad are celebrating the Lunar New Year (Tet) celebration - the most important traditional festival of Vietnamese people.

Tet celebrated abroad
Popular ornamental plants in Vietnamese houses during Tet
Popular ornamental plants in Vietnamese houses during Tet

As a common habit, Vietnamese people often decorate their houses with peach blossoms, apricot blossoms, and kumquat trees during the Lunar New Year (Tet) Festival in the hopes for luck, wealth, and happiness to their family.

Popular ornamental plants in Vietnamese houses during Tet
Traditional Tet food offerings to ancestors
Traditional Tet food offerings to ancestors

During the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, each ethnic group in Vietnam has its own culinary specialties that reflect the culture of their people and are used as offerings to worship their ancestors.

Traditional Tet food offerings to ancestors
Arranging five-fruit tray during Lunar New Year celebration
Arranging five-fruit tray during Lunar New Year celebration

Arranging a five-fruit tray during the Lunar New Year celebration is a long-standing tradition in Vietnam.

Arranging five-fruit tray during Lunar New Year celebration
Tet markets – where the soul of countryside is found
Tet markets – where the soul of countryside is found

Markets form a unique feature of every rural area whenever the Lunar New Year (Tet) approaches as they carry traditional cultural values and are deeply imbued with the soul of the Vietnamese countryside.

Tet markets – where the soul of countryside is found
Hang Luoc traditional flower market bustling as Tet draws near
Hang Luoc traditional flower market bustling as Tet draws near

VOV.VN - The traditional flower market located on Hang Luoc street in Hanoi has become overcrowded with customers in recent days as people prepare to welcome in the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet, the country’s largest annual festival.

Hang Luoc traditional flower market bustling as Tet draws near
Nguyen Hue flower street given Tet makeover
Nguyen Hue flower street given Tet makeover

VOV.VN - Nguyen Hue walking street, one of the famous tourist sites in Ho Chi Minh City, has been given a flowery facelift as part of efforts to welcome in the Year of the Dragon ahead of its official opening on the evening of February 7.

Nguyen Hue flower street given Tet makeover
Vietnamese teen models hit catwalk for international fashion week
Vietnamese teen models hit catwalk for international fashion week

VOV.VN - Vietnamese teen models Bao Ha and Ngoc Anh put on several impressive performances during the 2024 Fall/Winter edition of Seoul Fashion Week held from February 1 to 5 in the Republic of Korea.

Vietnamese teen models hit catwalk for international fashion week