Vietnamese New Year

Thursday, January 16th, 2014 - 8:05 AM

Tet is the most common name for the Vietnamese New Year (Vietnamese: Tết Nguyên Đán). It is by far the country’s most crucial holiday. It is the time for everybody to return to their hometown, meeting with family, visiting relatives and having a good enjoyable time after a hard-working year.

If you have the chance to visit Vietnam before Tet holiday about 3 days, make sure you will see how Vietnamese prepare welcome Tet. This is the time that people shopping clothes, food, fruit, renovate their house and buy new facilities. If a house is not renovated it is at least thoroughly cleaned. New apparel are purchased to signify a new change with many luckier

In the week before Tet towns and cities over the country put together flower streets, and families arranged flower displays in front of their homes.

For the duration of this period, Vietnam’s streets increase with color and give a sense of vitality before the start of the New Year. In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest city, one of downtown’s main boulevards is shut down and transformed into an elaborate flower exhibition that attracts visitors from the total area