A diverse selection of award winning films will screen at the National Cinema Centre January 24-February 7. Entry is free to all.
A festival of lights will transpire January 12-25 om the seven streets of Trang Tien, Hang Bai, Ngo Quyen, Ba Trieu, Phan Dinh Phung, Thanh Nien, and Dien Bien Phu.
A consumer goods fair will take place January 18-24 at the Vietnam Exhibition Centre for Culture and Arts. The event is sponsored by the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports.
To Van Dong, director of Hanoi Department of Culture has announced that there will be no fireworks displays on January 27 (New Year’s Eve). In lieu, he has requested pagodas ring bells to usher in the New Lunar Year.
The Economic-Budget Committee of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Council on November 13 examined the preparations being made for stocking of commodities for the coming Tet Lunar New Year holidays at the warehouse run by Saigon Union of Trading Cooperatives (Saigon Co.op). Bui Hanh Thu, deputy director general of Saigon Co.op, said that they have prepared about 38,000 tons of goods for the coming Tet holidays in February with an investment of VND3,462 billion, 25 percent more than in the same period last year. The stocks will serve for demands for three months before and after Tet Lunar New…... [read more]
The labor ministry has offered two options for the number of days for Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday in 2015: 7 days and 9 days. The options have been sent to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, who will make the final decision. Under the first option, state employees will take the nine-day break from February 15, 2015 to February 23, 2015. They will have to work on Saturday (February 14) to make up for one extra day off (Monday, February 16). Under the second option, state employees will have seven days off from February 18, 2015 to February 24, 2015.…... [read more]
State employees and workers will likely be given seven days off during the forthcoming Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet holiday, from February 14 to 20, according to a proposal by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs submitted to the Prime Minister for approval. The break includes five days for the holiday from February 14 to 18 and two more days as compensation. Most workers want a long holiday to reunite with their families or travel while employers and experts prefer a short holiday to ensure production and business activities of enterprises and the economy as a whole. …... [read more]
Netizens have been fighting one another on whether the Lunar New Year and its rituals are still right for the modern age. In a move apparently to cool off a heated debate among Vietnamese netizens over the Lunar New Year holiday, a government spokesman has said the country will not skip the traditional spring festival anytime soon. Vietnamese netizens have spent years arguing whether the country should break traditions and join most of the modern world in celebrating just one single New Year holiday, or it should keep observing the Lunar New Year, known in the country as Tet. The…... [read more]
The Vietnamese Tet Lunar New Year Festival epitomizes the very essence and cultural identity of the country and brings in renewed energy and momentum in everyone. The whole country has entered 2012, the 'Year of the Dragon' with new hope and happiness for a prosperous year as the Vietnamese people believe the dragon will bring in good luck and better prospects in all aspects of life may it be economy, politics or even national defense. Hanoi, Bac Ninh welcome a chilly cold New Year Undeterred by the cold weather and light rain, thousands of people came to attend New Year…... [read more]
People queue outside the country's first McDonald's restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City during the Lunar New Year holiday in 2014. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has allowed state employees to have nine days off for Tet and two other extended holidays in 2015. Photo credit: AFP Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has signed off on a proposal that envisaged enabling state employees to have nine days off for Tet (Lunar New Year) and two other extended holidays in 2015. The government said on its news website Monday that state employees will take the nine-day break from February 15, 2015…... [read more]
According to Le Ngoc Dao, Deputy Director of the Department of Industry and Trade in Ho Chi Minh City, as this year New Year and Lunar New Year are just one month apart--purchase power may rise slightly during Tet festive season with consumption rising by 20 percent compared to last year. In order to ensure supply during the Tet festive season, businesses in Ho Chi Minh City have already prepared goods worth nearly VND7.6 trillion, an increase of nearly VND2.2 trillion against the same period last year, with VND4.9 trillion worth of goods under the price subsidized program, up VND1.87…... [read more]
The Prime Minister on November 23 agreed with a proposal from the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs for a nine day holiday during Tet Lunar New Year, which will occur in February 2013. Accordingly, people will be allowed consecutive work leave from February 9-17. Since Friday, February 15 will be working day it has been included in the holiday leave and working people will compensate it on February 23 instead. During the solar New Year, according to the western calendar, there will be a four day leave from December 29 to January 1. People will be granted leave…... [read more]
To ensure timely, adequate party supplies for the lunar new year holidays (Tet), the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Trade (DoT) met yesterday with wholesalers discuss buying and distribution plans. At a meeting organized at the Binh Dien wholesale market, city DoT Deputy Director Truong Trung Viet outlined plans for how big wholesalers can buy and sell sufficient goods to enough retailers in time for Tet (Viet Nam's week-long lunar new year holidays). Most wholesalers confirmed their markets will open 24 hours a day over the 20th-29th days of lunar calendar (January 20-26, 2008) so retailers in urban, suburban…... [read more]
HCM City (VNA) – Premium packaging plays a crucial role during the run-up to the Tet (Lunar New Year) period, according to a Consumer Study report on Tet 2015 from market research firm Nielsen Vietnam. Many fast-moving consumer goods enjoy significant sales peak during this time. Nielsen's report indicates that brands that "bring a feeling of sharing" experience better sales during Tet. The seasonal behaviour establishes a need-driven demand for many categories. Typical Tet categories are confectionaries, carbonated soft drinks and beer. The sales over the three month period of Tet contribute 28 percent of annual carbonated soft drink sales.…... [read more]