A street light post on Dinh Tien Hoang street decorated with flags of the nation, the Party and flowers. Decorative works in streets in Hanoi bring a joyful mood to the locals. … [Read more...] about Hanoi streets decorated for Lunar New Year festival 2020
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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
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?
“Stay alert to prevent the spread of the disease and provide sufficient and accurate information so the people can feel safe to welcome the new lunar year,” the deputy prime minister, who is in charge of the health ministry, said at the meeting, referring to the Lunar New Year festival starting on Saturday. … [Read more...] about Vietnam warns citizens against visiting Wuhan given new coronavirus outbreak
Vietnam Airlines deploys self-service kiosks to speed up check-in services The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines announced on January 14 that all passengers flying with the airline will be able to carry out self-service check-in service at kiosks when departing from Hanoi, Da Nang, Nha Trang, and HCM City. … [Read more...] about With 200 aircraft for 90 million people, Vietnam’s aviation industry remains modest