Vietnamese Tet and Traditional Activities

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Vietnamese Tet and Traditional Activities

Overview

On the special occasion, there are many traditional activities taken place to greet Lunar New Year such as: making square cakes, Tet jam, decorating the house with peach blossom, apricot blossom, kumquat tree, etc. That’s all of the activities to greet Tet holiday. In addition, during the Tet holiday, there are many special  and traditional activities carried out on the first days of the New Year.

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decorating the house with peach blossom, apricot blossom, kumquat tree

Traditional activities

First of all, the most significant event which is looked forward by all of the Vietnamese that is to watch firework on the New Year’s Eve. It is time to remark the beginning of New Year and also, the movement from the old year to new year. On the New Year’s Eve, the firework is often displayed in the big cities of country such as: Hanoi Capital, Ho Chi Minh City, Danang. The firework in different colors and shapes is displayed on the sky greeting a New Year with a lot of heath, prosperity, wealth, luck and happiness.

After watching firework, the next activity to greet New Year is to go to pagodas or attractions. It is the custom of Vietnamese that on the New Year’s Eve or the fist day of New Year, Vietnamese people often go to pagoda to wish best wishes for their family and relatives. Besides it, it also becomes a tradition of Vietnamese to honor the ancestors and implement the worship to the the ancestors.

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going to pagodas

On the first day of New Year, Vietnamese often go to visit their parents and relatives to give them best wishes on New Year. While that, they will give lucky money to their parents, children and elders with the aim at giving lucky money to wish them a lucky and healthy year. Besides it, everyone also delivers to each other meaningful wishes such as: Money influx is as strong as Da’s river, expenditure is as little as dripping coffee, I wish you a healthy new year, I wish you a wealthy new year, New year, new triumphs.