A look at the traditional vietnamese lunar new year celebration

All about traditions of Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year

Parents buy new clothes for their children so that the children can wear them when Tet arrives. The mandarin is symbolic of good fortune; therefore people tend to choose the little plants with verdant leaves which are laden with large, orange fruit for a longer display. It is also tradition to pay off your debts before the Lunar New Year for some Vietnamese families.

Tet is the occasion for Vietnamese to express their respect and remembrance for their ancestors as well as welcoming the New Year with their beloved family members. If you plan to visit Vietnam during the Tet Holiday, it is strongly advised that you apply for a visa as soon as possible as the embassy offices may close during the holiday time above.

One of very popular traditional food in Tet is Mut candied fruits which is not served in the meals but a snack to welcome guests visiting house and always kept in beautiful boxes and placed at the table in the living room. Dao, Mai, Quat the Peach, Apricot and Kumquat Coming to Vietnam during the season of the Tet festival, the visitor is engulfed in an ocean of colorful flowers.

Since the Vietnamese believe that the first visitor a family receives in the year determines their fortune for the entire year, people never enter any house on the first day without being invited first. Traditionally but not strictly, the second day of Tet is usually reserved for friends, while the third day is for teachers, who command respect in Vietnam.

Like other Asian countries, Vietnamese believe that the color of red and yellow will bring good fortune, which may explain why these colors can be seen everywhere in Lunar New Year.

Exterior walls are scrubbed, floors are swept, furniture is dusted, and windows are washed. After the ritual, they set the carp free. Vietnamese people will spend several days polishing silverware, sweeping and mopping, and even decorating or repainting their homes.

People consider what they do on the dawn of Tet will determine their fate for the whole year, hence people always smile and behave as nice as they can in the hope for a better year. The items of shopping range from food to clothing to decorations for the house.

While traditional garb may be worn, it has now become more common for people to buy modern clothes that can be used on a regular basis. Vietnamese families usually have a family altar, to pay respect to their ancestors.

Before and after the feast, a few ceremonial words are spoken to honor the ancestors. Tet Holiday gets its beginning marked with the first day in the Lunar Year; however, its preparation starts long before that.

Family members attempt to propitiate the Kitchen God by burning gold leaf paper and offering carp live, placed in a bucket of water upon the family altar for him to ride. Dishes to offer to the ancestors differ in the Northern, Central and Southern parts of the country, depending on their respective weather conditions at the time and on different local agricultural products available.

All of these customs are to celebrate Tet in Vietnam. According to Vietnamese tradition, if good things come to the family on the first day of the lunar New Year, the entire following year will also be full of blessings.

In central and south Vietnam, hoa mai and kumquats are placed in the central rooms of homes. Also, public performances are given for everyone to watch. All of these customs are to celebrate Tet in Vietnam. According to Vietnamese tradition, if good things come to the family on the first day of the lunar New Year, the entire following year will also be full of blessings.

Some return to worship at the family altar or visit the graves of their ancestors in their homeland. Sweeping during Tet is a taboo since it symbolizes sweeping the luck away.

What is common in all regions of the country during Tet holidays are the varieties of soups, fried, boiled, or stewed dishes, meat, fish, vegetable It is also a common practice for Vietnamese families to purchase new clothes to wear during the holiday and the upcoming year.

People consider what they do on the dawn of Tet will determine their fate for the whole year, hence people always smile and behave as nice as they can in the hope for a better year. Traditionally, everyone is one year older on Tet, so children would wish their grandparents health and longevity.

Because of the fact that Vietnamese families are so close-knitted, Tet Holiday is considered the best occassion for family members to return home and get together.

As the shops will be closed during Tet, everyone is busy buying food, clothes, and decorations for their house.

Traditional Food for Vietnamese Lunar New Year – Delicacies for Tet Celebrations

They also buy flowers to decorate their homes such as chrysanthemums or orchids. Once the home has been thoroughly cleaned, it will be decorated with various celebratory items.

Vietnam Lunar New Year Festival

This once-in-year mix of snack is very large in variety, with so many tastes: Family members often take turns to keep watch on the fire overnight, telling each other stories about Tet of past years. Decorations Vietnamese families also buy home peach blossom trees, kumquat trees, and orange trees.

Its bright orange-colored fruits represent the fertility and fruitfulness that the family hopes for in the coming year.The Lunar New Year is a celebration of fortune and happiness and one of the largest holidays that the Vietnamese people recognize.

Traveling in Vietnam during Tet Tet Holiday is a great time to see Vietnam at its most colorful, especially in the cities of Hue, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City. Mar 02,  · How to Celebrate Tet (Vietnamese New Year) Vietnam is a country in the Eastern Hemisphere that has been influenced by China for many years.

Vietnamese New Year (Tet)

Therefore, the Chinese New Year and Tet, the Vietnamese New Year have many similarities%(31). Traditions of Tet, the Vietnamese New Year By Tung Nguyen. An introduction to Tet, the Vietnamese New Year - Tet foods, flowers, fruits, celebrations and gatherings.

Vietnamese New Year is the most important Festival of the Vietnamese people. When Spring arrives, all. Apr 13,  · The Lunar New Year is a celebration of fortune and happiness and one of the largest holidays that the Vietnamese people recognize.

Traveling in Vietnam during Tet Tet Holiday is a great time to see Vietnam at its most colorful, especially in the cities of Hue, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City/5(3). The Vietnamese New Year – otherwise known as Tết or Tết Nguyên Đán – is a public holiday which is one of the most important holidays in Vietnamese culture.

In Vietnam, it also has one of the biggest and longest festivals of any of the festivals that are celebrated in that country. Vietnam Lunar New Year Festival: Lunar New Year Festival often falls between late January and early February; it is among the most important holidays in Vietnam.

Most of the festivals, anniversaries and traditional cultural events of Vietnam are in accordance with its lunar calendar; however, nowadays, Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival.

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