Bamboo pole erecting tradition in Hue Citadel to celebrate Tet

Bamboo pole erecting tradition in Hue Citadel to celebrate Tet

Erecting bamboo pole was a beautiful tradition and a symbol of Tet under the Nguyen Dynasty, to ward off the devil and bring good luck to a New Year.
Hanoi's Old Quarter gets ready for traditional Tet holiday

Hanoi's Old Quarter gets ready for traditional Tet holiday

On the streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, shops are filled with gorgeous shades of red in preparation for the Lunar New Year, The year of Buffalo. Red is the colour of good luck and prosperty, with people wishing each other a year full of happiness and love. Despite Covid-19 pandemic and last 12 months of difficulty, Hanoi folks still prepare to celebrate traditional Tet holiday with their loved ones, keeping a positive mindset.
Far from home, Vietnamese people welcome Lunar New Year

Far from home, Vietnamese people welcome Lunar New Year

On February 5-6 , all the staff members of the Embassy of Vietnam in New Delhi (India) and families got-together to make Banh Chung (Square Cakes) and Banh Tet (round glutinous rice cake), traditional dishes for the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
Tet holiday atmosphere inside the US Tet market for Vietnamese

Tet holiday atmosphere inside the US Tet market for Vietnamese

The biggest Vietnamese market in U.S state of Georgia is displaying many traditional Tet products, in order to serve the shopping needs of the Vietnamese community in America.
Lunar New Year gifts presented to disadvantaged households in HCM city

Lunar New Year gifts presented to disadvantaged households in HCM city

On the morning of February 5, representatives of the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO)'s foreign non-governmental working group attended the gift-giving ceremony to disadvantaged households in Go Vap district.
Female dragon dancer scale-up ambitions in Vietnam

Female dragon dancer scale-up ambitions in Vietnam

Lion and dragon dancing has been normally seen as a male pursuit in Vietnam, but young female performers are challenging that assumption.
Western Nghe An dyed white by full-bloomed plum flowers

Western Nghe An dyed white by full-bloomed plum flowers

When the spring breezes pass through the mountains, the plum flowers season comes. Anyone who has ever set foot on the land of Ky Son is struck by the wonderful feeling of spring in remote regions.
Gorgeous scene in Northern Vietnam’s largest peach blossom- growing hub

Gorgeous scene in Northern Vietnam’s largest peach blossom- growing hub

One week prior to the Lunar New Year (or Tet) festival, Nhat Tan Ward (Tay Ho District) puts on a romantic outfit with thousands of peach blossom trees blooming early.
Bustling atmosphere of Vietnamese Tet market in the U.S

Bustling atmosphere of Vietnamese Tet market in the U.S

As Lunar New Year is drawing near, Vietnamese traditional goods such as Banh Chung (Chung Cake), Banh Tet (Tet cake), jam, red couplets, etc are displayed for sale at the largest Vietnamese market in Georgia, the United State.
Unique versions of Vietnamese “Bánh Chưng” (Chung cake)

Unique versions of Vietnamese “Bánh Chưng” (Chung cake)

“Bánh Chưng” (Chung cake) is one of the indispensable dishes of Vietnamese people on Tet holiday. For Vietnamese, making Chung cake is a way to express gratitude to their ancestors and homeland. Apart from traditional Chung cake, people make unique versions such as Bánh Chưng gấc” (Momordica Cochinchinensis Chung cake) or “Bánh Chưng gạo lứt” (brown rice Chung cake).
Tet flower markets in Hanoi Old Quarter deserted due to Covid-19, in photos

Tet flower markets in Hanoi Old Quarter deserted due to Covid-19, in photos

Contrary to the bustling vibe in previous years, the Tet flower markets on Hang Ma, Hang Luoc, etc in Hanoi Old Quarter this year are overwhelmed in quiet.
How Vietnamese people celebrate Kitchen God Day across the regions?

How Vietnamese people celebrate Kitchen God Day across the regions?

Legend has it that the Land Genie and the Kitchen Gods ride carp and deliver yearly report on each household issues to the King of Heaven. As a result, the Vietnamese make it a tradition to celebrate the day clean up the house and prepare offerings to these gods as a farewell bidding to these Gods. However, the celebrations in the day from the North to the South in the country see some differences.
Thousands of disadvantaged students and workers given free air tickets to come home for Tet

Thousands of disadvantaged students and workers given free air tickets to come home for Tet

3000 disadvantaged students and workers were given free airplane and car tickets to return home for Tet holiday by a program titled "Mang Tết về nhà" (Bringing Tet home) organized by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee.
NA Chairwoman calls for support to ensure Happy Tet for disadvantaged people

NA Chairwoman calls for support to ensure Happy Tet for disadvantaged people

Administrations at all levels and sectors needed to do their best to improve social welfare work, ensuring that all people, especially social policy beneficiaries and poor households, enjoy a happy Tet (Lunar New Year) festival.
Khanh Hoa organizes activities welcoming Tet holiday for international students

Khanh Hoa organizes activities welcoming Tet holiday for international students

Due to the complicated development of the Covid-19 pandemic, many international students in Vietnam cannot return to their countries for New Year. Nevertheless, it is an opportunity for them to experience the atmosphere of the Vietnamese traditional Lunar New Year (or Tet) with many interesting activities.
Saigon Tet images of 100 years ago recreated

Saigon Tet images of 100 years ago recreated

On January 30, 'Dau An Saigon' - a special event organized by a group of young people, bringing back the memories of a beautiful traditional Tet through century-old antiques.
EMWF supports flood-hit people in Quang Nam province ahead of Tet

EMWF supports flood-hit people in Quang Nam province ahead of Tet

Join efforts are needed to care for people in flood-hit areas in the central province of Quang Nam right ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday (Tet).
Daisy blossoms glow Sa Dec village as Tet gets closer

Daisy blossoms glow Sa Dec village as Tet gets closer

The vibrant yellow color of the raspberry-shaped daisy pots and the farmers' hustling works brings Tet closer to visitors in Sa Dec flower village (Dong Thap).
Photo: Passengers leave Tan Son Nhat Airport for Tet holiday early over Covid-19 concern

Photo: Passengers leave Tan Son Nhat Airport for Tet holiday early over Covid-19 concern

Fearing the increasingly complicated development of the Covid-19 pandemic, many people choose to return to their hometowns for Tet holiday one week earlier.
Saigon's streets lightened up with Tet decorations

Saigon's streets lightened up with Tet decorations

Ho Chi Minh City launched its annual calligraphy street on January 28, with plenty of families and young people participating in the event ahead of the Lunar New Year festival.
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