VOV.VN - The Lunar New Year, known throughout the nation as Tet, is of great importance to both Vietnamese people and citizens of other Asian countries, with the first day of Tet usually being for family gatherings and the worshipping of ancestors.
VOV.VN - The tradition of giving “Li xi”, known in English as “lucky money”, in envelopes is one of the most anticipated Tet customs, especially among children. Let’s take a look at some of the creative envelope styles on offer ahead of the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet:
VOV.VN - Unlike ordinary days, Hanoi turns tranquil on the first day of the lunar Year of Rat.
The first foreign visitors of the traditional Lunar New Year arrived in Ha Long city in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh on January 25.
With its unique fragrance and sweetness, Dien pomelo, grown in Phu Dien ward, Bac Tu Liem district, Hanoi, is a precious gift for the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.
Candied coconut ribbons, which are made from coconut meat, sugar, and milk, becomes a snack favoured by many Vietnamese, especially during Tet holidays.
The central city of Da Nang welcomed the first 120 visitors of Tet (Lunar New Year) on Vietnam Airlines’ flight from Ho Chi Minh City on January 25 morning.
VOV.VN - Memory about Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, during the old days, particularly in the subsidy period hasn’t faded from Vietnamese hearts. Let’s take a peek into the past to see what the cherished tradition looked like back then.
VOV.VN - Vietnamese people often go on a pilgrimage at the beginning of each Lunar New Year to pray for good health, good luck, prosperity, and happiness in the new year ahead.
VOV.VN - An array of unique mice-shaped items have gone on sale ahead of the Lunar Year of the Rat, attracting plenty of customers who are keen to purchase them.
VOV.VN - Several giant mice made out of foam have attracted the attention of both residents and tourists in Ho Chi Minh City, with the item quickly becoming a popular decoration for the homes of local people in the buildup to the start of the Lunar Year of the Rat.
VOV.VN - As one of Hanoi’s most prestigious traditional handicraft communities, Bat Trang Ceramic Village in Hanoi has long been a popular destination among tourists as the area provides an ideal shopping location ahead of the upcoming Tet holiday.
With the visit to the female football players, the ambassadors stressed the role of gender equality.
VOV.VN - One of the most popular hobbies for young Vietnamese people is to produce fruit carvings for the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet.
VOV.VN - Fifteen-minute firework shows took place in Hanoi, Danang and Ho Chi Minh City as the clock hit midnight January 25, marking the beginning of the Lunar New Year.
Tet is a magic time when ancient customs and beliefs live on.
The ginger ‘jam’ made in Kim Long Ward, Hue City, in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, stands out for its authenticity and absence of additives. The specialty is muchly consumed during Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
The festival which best epitomises Vietnam's cultural identity is the Lunar New Year or Tet, with a lot of meaningful customs and traditional special foods.
Passing down through generations and continued with equal enthusiasm today, “Xong dat” (first footing), a Tet tradition in Vietnam, has always been associated with hopes for a fruitful year ahead.
Thirty-one traffic accidents occurred, killing 23 and injuring 15 others on January 23 (the 29th day of the 12th lunar month), the first day of the week-long Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.