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Vietnamese Lunar New Year (Tet)

2022 - Year Of The Tiger

The most important celebration in Vietnamese culture, Tet Holiday carries love and hope; signifies family and friend kinship; and promises a better year ahead. If you are interested in learning about local life in Vietnam, there could not be a better time than Tet.

Visiting Vietnam During Tet: The 5 Best Destinations
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Visiting Vietnam During Tet: The 5 Best Destinations

More often than not, in foreigner’s eyes, Tet is often written off as a time to travel to Vietnam. It's better to think again.

Year Of The Pig - 2019, 2031, 2043
Tet By Year

Year Of The Pig - 2019, 2031, 2043

According to Vietnamese belief, they are the embodiment of wealth, good luck and prosperity with their chubby faces, big ears and all-day full stomach. And that is also the dream of all Vietnamese people in this upcoming 2019 year.

Year Of The Dragon - 2012, 2024, 2036
Tet By Year

Year Of The Dragon - 2012, 2024, 2036

In Asian culture, Dragon and Tiger are the most desirable born years of people, since the two creatures are believed to bring luck, strength, nobility, royalty, wisdom and promising future.

Folk Games During Tet Holidays
Local Customs

Folk Games During Tet Holidays

In the country area, Tet is often a holiday to celebrate with games, folk singing and village feasts. Get to know some of the most popular communal games during Tet holiday.

Tet Flowers & Plants
Tet Essentials

Tet Flowers & Plants

Tet holidays are the days of relaxation, happiness and joy. And similar to pine tree for Christmas holiday in the West, Vietnamese also use many kinds of flowers and plants to decorate their house in this special period.

New Year Wishes
Tet Essentials

New Year Wishes

Tet holidays are the moments of happiness and family enjoy, therefore Vietnamese often dedicate the most beautiful words to their family and friends on this occasion.

Year Of The Rat - 2020, 2032, 2044
Tet By Year

Year Of The Rat - 2020, 2032, 2044

2020 is the year of the rat, the first animal in the Chinese zodiac cycle starting from January 25th until 11th February 2021.

Year Of The Buffalo - 2021, 2033, 2045
Tet By Year

Year Of The Buffalo - 2021, 2033, 2045

Considered the most valuable possession of Vietnamese local farmers, from hilly mountainous terrain to flat grassy fields, buffaloes can be caught sight of in almost all corners across the country.

Year Of The Dog - 2018, 2030, 2042
Tet By Year

Year Of The Dog - 2018, 2030, 2042

Dog is a symbol of caring, honesty, loyalty, and the creature that can bring luck, joy, and auspiciousness.

Year Of The Rooster - 2017, 2029, 2041
Tet By Year

Year Of The Rooster - 2017, 2029, 2041

Rooster is the 10th out of the 12 zodiacs and people who are born in this year are said to have 5 valuable characteristics: Literal (Van) – Martial (Vo) – Brave (Dung) – Humane (Nhan) – Trustworthy (Tin).

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Frequently asked questions

How many days are stores closed during Tet?

It really depends on the store owners. Vietnamese small businesses are very strict about their reopening day during the new year, wishing for a lucky and prosperous year ahead. They may visit a fortune teller or check the lunar calendar book and pick the date that best match their zodiac. Some may open on the first day of the year, others will wait until the tenth or even after the First Full Moon Festival (Tet Nguyen Tieu).

Are grocery stores open during Tet Holiday?

Some grocery stores such as Aeon Mall only close briefly on the New Year Day's morning and open from noon until late at night. Vinmart store chains often close on the first day and open on the second day of the new year. It is better you avoid visiting the shopping mall or grocery stores within 2-3 days before Tet holiday as they will be jam-packed with locals making their last minute holiday shopping.

When is Tet 2022?

In 2022, the lunar new year eve will fall on January 31 and new year day on February 01. The actual public holiday is from January 28 to February 06. Expect banks, schools and other public institutions to close during this time.

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This restaurant sells all kinds of Vietnamese food: Kim Huong - 8860 Bolsa Ave, Ste C, Westminster, CA 92683. Cheers

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Public Holidays 2021

New Year's Day Fri, Jan 01
Vietnamese New Year's Eve Thu, Feb 11
Lunar New Year (Tết) Fri, Feb 12
Hùng Kings' Festival Wed, Apr 21
Reunification Day Fri, Apr 30
Labour Day Sat, May 01
Independence Day of Vietnam Thu, Sep 02

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