It is the most important and widely celebrated public festival of the year in Vietnam. It is the occasion for Vietnamese to express their respects for ancestors as well as welcoming the lunar New Year with family members.
Why do we celebrate Vietnamese New Year?
Tết celebrates the arrival of spring based on the Vietnamese calendar, which usually has the date falling in January or February in the Gregorian calendar.
|Vietnamese New Year|
|Observed by||Vietnamese and Hoa people|
|Type||Religious, cultural, national|
|Significance||Marks the first day of the lunar new year|
How do Vietnamese celebrate lunar New Year?
The History of Lunar New Year in Vietnam
According to the historical documents, in the thirteenth century, Vietnamese people often celebrated the Tet holiday by painting tattoos on themselves, drinking traditional glutinous-rice liquor, using betel nuts to welcome guests, and eating Chung cakes, pickled onions.
What does Tet symbolize?
Tet is the most important celebration for the Vietnamese. It is a celebration of the arrival of the New Year based on the Lunar Calendar, with the first day of the year falling in January or February in the Gregorian calendar. This is also the longest holiday for the locals and may last up to seven days.