The Other Tet: Ha Nhi Rainy Season Festival

The Other Tet: Ha Nhi Rainy Season Festival

The Ha Nhi people celebrate the rainy season as an opportunity to communicate with ancestors and pray for good luck.
Foreigners in Quang Binh eagerly participate in Tet 2021 exchange program

Foreigners in Quang Binh eagerly participate in Tet 2021 exchange program

The exchange program "Ấm nồng Tết Việt” (Warm Vietnamese Lunar New Year) between residents in Dong Hoi City (Quang Binh Province) and foreigners living, working and studying in the locality took place on the afternoon of February 20.
Savory dishes for worshipping tray on “Tet Nguyen Tieu” (first Full Moon of the Year)

Savory dishes for worshipping tray on “Tet Nguyen Tieu” (first Full Moon of the Year)

On “Tet Nguyen Tieu” (first Full Moon of the Year), Vietnamese people worship their ancestors with savory or vegetarian trays to wish for a year full of prosperity and peace. This article will suggest some dishes for a savory tray.
Everything you need to know about ‘Tet Nguyen Tieu’ – first Full Moon of the Year

Everything you need to know about ‘Tet Nguyen Tieu’ – first Full Moon of the Year

After the Lunar New Year period, Vietnamese people celebrate Tet Nguyen Tieu, or first full moon of the month, which is held on 15th day of the first lunar month. It traditionally marks the end of the Lunar New Year period and is celebrated throughout Asian countries such as Vietnam, Thailand and China. In 2021, Tet Nguyen Tieu falls on February 26.
Sweet dishes in Hue style introduced in culinary book

Sweet dishes in Hue style introduced in culinary book

Hoai Niem Mut Tet (Vietnamese Sweet Dishes served in Lunar New Year), a book featuring homemade mut in Hue style served by Vietnamese families during the Tet holiday, has been released by the Vietnam Women Publishing House.
Foreigners enjoy Lunar New Year in Vietnam amid COVID-19

Foreigners enjoy Lunar New Year in Vietnam amid COVID-19

The last year has seen several foreigners living in Vietnam experience unprecedented changes, particularly with 2020 being heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning that travelling between countries has become increasingly difficult.
Norwegian diplomat enjoys making Vietnamese 'nem' to welcome Tet

Norwegian diplomat enjoys making Vietnamese 'nem' to welcome Tet

Mrs. Nina G. Enger, First Secretary of the Norwegian Embassy in Vietnam, has a passion for Vietnamese cuisine. She said that this year she and her husband will celebrate Tet in Hanoi. The Norwegian diplomat is quite knowledgeable about the ingredients to make fried spring rolls (nem) and does not hesitate to go to the kitchen to make this dish for her guests on the occasion of the coming Tet.
A Tet far away from homeland amid Covid-19 pandemic

A Tet far away from homeland amid Covid-19 pandemic

Outdoor temperature drops to minus degree Celcius, in the twilight, some people are rushing at work while the others are hurrying to return home after the end of a shift. There is no time to prepare worships and Tet banquet.
What happens to your body if you overeat during Lunar New Year's reunion meals

What happens to your body if you overeat during Lunar New Year's reunion meals

You know what the additional calories can do to you: Weight gain. And you only need just a week of festive bingeing for the damage – unhealthy weight gain and increase in body fat – to show up, said Dr Melvin Look, the director of PanAsia Surgery in Singapore-based Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Parkway East Hospital.
Exploring Hue royal fruit preserves and cakes

Exploring Hue royal fruit preserves and cakes

Exploring Hue specialties, especially the Hue-styled sweets as the indispensable sweet during the Vietnamese Tet (Lunar New Year).
Yearning for Tet...

Yearning for Tet...

With people who live and work far away from home, Tet brings a yearning feeling and lots of unexplainable emotions...
Cold spell to hit northern region from Feb 16

Cold spell to hit northern region from Feb 16

The cold front is set to directly impact both northern mountainous localities and north-central provinces.
Ancestor worship reminds people of their roots

Ancestor worship reminds people of their roots

Ancestor worship, an ancient Vietnamese tradition, is a ritual practice paying tribute to deceased family members and reminding people of their roots. ​
Asians celebrate Lunar New Year differently in 2021 amidst COVID-19

Asians celebrate Lunar New Year differently in 2021 amidst COVID-19

The 2021 Lunar New Year holiday looks very different from previous years, with many public events either cancelled, scaled back or moved online due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Kumquat tree - plant for Tet and its interesting facts

Kumquat tree - plant for Tet and its interesting facts

At Lunar New Year, most Vietnamese families buy a kumquat tree - a symbol of prosperity. However, did you know, inside this small fruit, there are a lot of interesting facts.
Peach blossoms, flower of Vietnamese Lunar New Year

Peach blossoms, flower of Vietnamese Lunar New Year

In the north of Vietnam, peach blossom (hoa dao) is still the first image that comes to people's mind when talking about the color of Lunar New Year (Tet) and Spring, besides marumi kumquat (quat).
Vietnamese expats in Japan gather for Tet holiday

Vietnamese expats in Japan gather for Tet holiday

"Vietnamese Lunar New Year in Kyushu during Covid-19 period" is the first Tet event to be held for the Vietnamese community in the southwestern provinces of Japan this year.
Foreigners celebrate Tet holiday in Vietnam

Foreigners celebrate Tet holiday in Vietnam

Tet holiday (Lunar New Year) is the biggest and most important holiday of the year for Vietnamese people. Amid the Covid pandemic, a lot of foreigner stay back in Vietnam and enjoy a traditional Tet with interesting culture activities.
Plan helping people hit by disasters ahead of Tet

Plan helping people hit by disasters ahead of Tet

"After receiving these food packages, I am very happy, I will make sticky rice and banh chung to worship at the beginning of the year," Chi, 39 years old, shared the joy of receiving the support package from Plan International Vietnam on the day near Tet holiday.
HCMC Party Secretary calls local residents to celebrate Tet at home amid Covid-19 fears

HCMC Party Secretary calls local residents to celebrate Tet at home amid Covid-19 fears

The Party Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City called the local residents to celebrate Tet holiday at home to prevent gatherings amid the complicated development of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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