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Tet fruit tray, indispensible part of Vietnamese culture

Tet fruit tray, indispensible part of Vietnamese culture

A “Mam Ngu Qua” or five-fruit tray is indispensable for each Vietnamese family as among the numerous offerings that are required to decorate ancestral altars during the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

The five-fruit tray at traditional Tet

The five-fruit tray at traditional Tet

Like most other nations in Asia, the Vietnamese welcome the New Year according to the lunar calendar, and Tet Nguyen Dan (the lunar New Year Day) has long become the biggest festival of the nation.