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Vietnamese customs

Vietnamese New Year customs – Giving away red envelopes with lucky money

Vietnamese New Year customs – Giving away red envelopes with lucky money

This is a cultural practice that has been maintained for generations. The red envelopes symbolize luck and wealth. This greeting ritual and Li Xi is also known as Mung Tuoi, honoring the

Vietnamese New Year customs – Apricot flowers and peach flowers

Vietnamese New Year customs – Apricot flowers and peach flowers

Flower buds and blossoms are the symbols for new beginning. These two distinctive flowers are widely sold and purchased during Tet. Apricot flowers (Hoa Mai) are the yellow apricot flowers

Vietnamese New Year customs – The aura of the earth

Vietnamese New Year customs – The aura of the earth

Giao Thua is the most sacred time of the year. Therefore, the first houseguest to offer the first greeting is very important. If that particular guest has a good aura (well respected, well

Vietnamese New Year customs – New Year’s Eve

Vietnamese New Year customs – New Year’s Eve

A common and significant task that happens on New Year is New Year’s Eve, when all people gather and pray for the incoming year. It is also time for the Kitchen God returning. At the stroke of

Vietnamese New Year customs – Sending the Kitchen Gods to the Heaven

Vietnamese New Year customs – Sending the Kitchen Gods to the Heaven

It is important to offer a farewell ceremony “The Kitchen God” to the Heaven Palace on 23rd (seven days prior to Tet holidays) because he needs to report to the Emperor what has happening through the

Vietnamese New Year customs – Literally means “getting new clothes”

Vietnamese New Year customs – Literally means “getting new clothes”

Likely to some other biggest holidays, Christmas, New Year’s Days, Thanks Giving, either Tet Holiday brings to all people a new look through new clothes. This is often the most exciting part of

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