Tet Nguyen Dan is a Sino-Vietnamese word for Feast of the very First Morning of the year, which is celebrated to mark the advent of spring according to the Lunar Calendar. Tet takes place from the first day of the first month of the Lunar calendar (around late January or early February) until at least the third day. This year, the first day of Lunar year will fall on January 25 on Gregorian Calendar. … [Read more...] about What to know about Tet holiday in Vietnam?
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There were some people selling balloons on Cau Giay street. Nguyen Trong Dinh (Dich Vong Hau, Cau Giay District) said that he tries to sell the remaining balloons to earn some more money than returning home to celebrate Tet with his family. … [Read more...] about Unlike ordinary days, Hanoi turns tranquil on last day of the Year of the Pig
In this spirit, I propose that priority be placed upon continuing to strengthen the macro-economic foundations, controlling inflation, and improving the economy’s internal capacity and self-reliance. Greater efforts are to be made in further improving the domestic business climate; boosting rapid and sustainable growth; implementing strategic breakthroughs; and improving the economy’s productivity, effectiveness, and competitiveness. Furthermore, it is necessary to strengthen the management of natural resources, environmental protection, defence against natural calamities, and response to climate change. … [Read more...] about Happy new year 2020
Nguyen Quang Tuan, Director of the provincial Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, said, "This year we are giving gifts worth 25 USD in cash and kind to each poor household. Our gifts include vermicelli, green bean cakes, sticky rice, and green beans to help them make Chung cakes. The donation is mobilized from the State budget and enterprises. The Provincial Trade Union and Red Cross are two organizations helping workers have a happy Tet." … [Read more...] about Cosy Tet for everyone
The week following the Kitchen Gods ceremony is the busiest week of the year as people tidy and clean up the houses in the belief that this will sweep away any bad luck from the old year. With the utmost care and devotion to the ancestors, my mother was always the one responsible for cleaning the altar, to ensure that none of the objects broke and the incense bowl did not move, even if it were only 0.001 millimeter. (According to Vietnamese belief, moving incense bowl is blasphemous act to ancestors and bad luck might come to the family in the coming year). Meanwhile, cleaning the living room and kitchen will be done by my father and three sisters of us. … [Read more...] about Tet in a Hanoi family: Out with the old, in with the new