Vietnamese New Year: Dates, Animals, Food, and Traditions

Tet, or Vietnamese New Year, is the most important and widely celebrated holiday in Vietnam. It marks the beginning of the lunar calendar and is a time for family reunions, honoring ancestors, and wishing for good luck in the new year.

Together with several nationally celebrated holidays throughout the year, “Tet" or Vietnamese Lunar New Year stands as the most important and longest festival in Vietnam. So significant the event is that it might disrupt your travel experience should you plan to visit Vietnam on this special occasion. In this article, we invite you to take a stroll with us through the enchanting details of Tet. Get ready to immerse yourself in unique insights that will not only pique your curiosity but also equip you with the savvy to navigate whatever surprises this vibrant celebration might bring your way.

Vietnamese foods for Tet: Banh Chung, Mandarin, pickled onions and dried shrimps.

What is Tet?

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In simpler terms, Tet celebration is akin to Westerners having Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year festivities rolled into one.

To elaborate, Tet holds a special place in the hearts of Vietnamese people, entwined with grand pageantry, a deep embodiment of harmony, good fortune, and a sprinkle of both superstition and spirituality.

While flipping the page of yet another calendar to embrace that motivational “fresh start” effect, Vietnamese people also take this opportunity to profoundly reflect on their country's values and cultural identity - one that is rooted in agricultural awareness and enduring connection to land and rural heritage.

As we unravel the intricacies of each Tet ritual and custom, it will gradually dawn on us that each small and large manifestation that the Vietnamese have passed down from generation to generation collectively honors this broader, holistic significance, be it from food preparation, altar decoration, to physical pilgrimage and verbal wishes.

Watch our latest video: My heart can feel Tet for the most vivid image from Tet in Vietnam.

How Tet is calculated?

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Even with 54 ethnic groups, Tet festivities in Vietnam are largely shaped by the customs of the Kinh people which account for up to 85.4% of the country’s population (April 2015). As a consequence, this demographic influence affects the days earmarked for celebration.

Tet in the Vietnamese calendar

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The Vietnamese calendar, in distinction to the widely adopted Gregorian calendar based solely on the solar cycle, takes into account both lunar and solar cycles. According to the lunar calendar, every 29.5 days, the Sun, the Moon and the Earth are on the same line. This incredible phenomenon marks the first day of every month.

So essentially, Tet is commemorated on the initial day of the first month in the Vietnamese calendar, a day we fondly refer to as "mùng một." Isn't it amazing that every year, we get to witness the convergence of the entire universe — heaven, earth, and humanity — come together on this one very special day?

This also explains why despite the variations each year, Tet will typically fall in between mid-January to mid-February in the Gregorian calendar.

Tet in 2024

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If you are into the Eastern Five Elements and astrology, the lunar new year of 2024, which will grace the calendar on February 10, is quite an exciting time to be alive because of these two fun facts:

Fun fact #1: Dragon, or “Giáp Thìn" to be more exact, is adopted as the zodiac animal in 2024.

A revered figure in Vietnamese culture, the Dragon holds a prominent position among the Sacred Animals (Tứ Linh) of Vietnamese philosophy, standing alongside the phoenix, unicorn, and turtle. This year's dragon, under the Stem "Giáp," takes on the persona of a Fire Dragon concealed within the swamp. Contrary to a wild inferno, this type of fire is said to exude gentle illumination, guidance, and wisdom - a constant flame offering light and stability.

Fun fact #2: The year 2024 is your last chance to experience New Year's Eve on the 30th day of the last lunar month of the old year, at least for the next 8 years!

This occurrence is another astonishing coincidence unique to the Vietnamese calendar, resulting from the early placement of the leap day on the 1st day of the twelfth lunar month. This leads to the leap day of the following first lunar month still falling within the 30-day count from that specific date. This 30th day becomes “Tet Nguyen Dan" - the first day of the lunar new year, and the twelfth lunar month concludes on the 29th day immediately before it.

When is Tet?

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In 2020, Tet is on January 25th, Year of the Rat

In 2021, Tet is on February 12th, Year of the Buffalo

In 2022, Tet is on February 1st, Year of the Tiger

In 2023, Tet is on January 22nd, Year of the Cat

In 2024, Tet is on February 10th, Year of the Dragon (7 days from Feb 08 to Feb 14, 2024)

In 2025, Tet falls on Wed, Jan 29, 2025, Year of the Snake

*The holiday spreads 1 day before and 3 to 5 days after the mentioned date. The period before Tet is typically the busiest time for holiday shopping and preparation.

How is Tet celebrated?

In observance of the traditional rituals and ceremonies, here are what Vietnamese families are expected to fulfill when Tet approaches:

Lunar Date

Observance

December 23

Ong Cong - Ong Tao Day (Kitchen God Day)

December 26-28

Wrapping “Banh Chung”

December 30

Family Reunion and Year-End Tribute (“Tat Nien”)
New Year's Eve (“Giao Thua”)

January 01

First footers (“Xong Dat”)
Visit Paternal Side

January 02

Visit Maternal Side

January 03

Visit Teachers, Relatives, Friends and Neighbors

January 04

Burn the Offerings for Ancestors (“Hoa Vang")

From January 05

Reopening Businesses

January 15

“Tet Nguyen Tieu”

Red, yellow, pink and orange

These octane colors embody the Vietnamese yearning for prosperity, infusing the surroundings with the jubilant Tet atmosphere. The focus is, therefore, on sentiment, rather than mere aesthetics.

From the customary pre-Tet garment shopping to the lively street display of seasonal flowers and the intricate presentation of the five-fruit trays ("mam ngu qua"), these colors seamlessly integrate into various aspects of the Tet preparations, adding depth and vibrancy to the festive tapestry.

Photo: Standard festive Tet adornment in a Vietnamese homePhoto @vietnam-tour.biz

Shopping for New Items

Your initial encounter with these vibrant hues occurs as the streets come alive with preparations. In the bustling period of 1-2 weeks leading up to Tet, a shopping frenzy engulfs the scene. Streets are alive with constant movement, ranging from the hunt for decorations to the search for the perfect attire.

Vendors' storefronts become a chaotic symphony of parked motorbikes along the sidewalk, accompanied by the persistent cries enticing customers with year-end special promotions. Notably, some Vietnamese will go the extra mile, sparing no expense to have their meticulously crafted "ao dai" tailored or have their whole wardrobe undergo a full makeover.

Potted Flowers

Hoa Dao - Photo: @chanhdaosaigon/ Instagram

Similar to the way moon cake shops make their overwhelming debut on the streets during the Mid-Autumn festival, the onset of Tet manifests in streets adorned with majestic potted sunflowers, an assortment of vibrant marigolds in various hues and olive-green lily buds that have been precisely nurtured to bloom on the auspicious first day of the New Year.

And how could we forget about Hoa Mai (ochna integerrima, or commonly known as yellow apricot blossom), Hoa Dao (peach blossom) and kumquat trees at several pop-up flower markets? But why do they purchase the same flowers every year? It is because Vietnamese people believe that the more luscious the buds and fruits on these trees are, the more wealth and luck they are going to receive throughout the year.

If you ever think Vietnamese people will engage the service of a big expensive truck to bring these flower pots home, you have not seen enough of Tet. Between juggling a handful of carrier bags hanging from all of the handlebars they could hook on, a middle-aged dad could skillfully manage to take on a towering four-foot Tet pot on the back of their bike, though we do not recommend you try this at all.

Mam Ngu Qua (Five Fruit Tray)

Mam Ngu Qua - Photo: @hi_imanh/ Instagram

Owing to variations in climate and fruit harvests, Mam Ngu Qua exhibits a spectrum of colors across regions. Up north, it features pomelos, peaches, kumquats, bananas, and persimmons, while down south, the tray is embellished with pairs of watermelons, coconuts, papayas, custard apples, mangos, and figs. Despite potential incorporations of more luxurious fruits like grapes and pears in modern renditions, the Five Fruit Tray retains its essence as a five-fruit tray — a meaningful gesture reflecting the Vietnamese people's devotion to their ancestors.

Each fruit on the tray holds its unique symbolism: Green bananas convey vitality, growth, and a wish for peace. Coconuts symbolize the desire for prosperity and good health. Kumquats signify wealth and abundance. Papayas are associated with wishes for prosperity, health, and peace. Red apples are emblematic of luck.

Spirituality connection with the Gods and deities

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The roots of Eastern cultures, including Vietnam's, run deep with their connection to divine entities. While some label these traditions as outdated and superstitious, others view them as grounding reminders that humans are not the focal point of the universe. In facing uncontrollable circumstances in the upcoming year, maintaining belief in higher powers can offer solace rather than harm.

Ong Cong - Ong Tao Day (Kitchen Gods’ Day)

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Deriving from an ancient folk narrative, the tradition of venerating the Kitchen God on the 23rd day of the twelfth lunar month has evolved into a contemporary custom. Families now assemble a modest altar, featuring offerings of food, incense, and symbolic items such as paper hats, robes, boots, along with votive papers, engaging in a multi-step ritual. The aim is to ensure the Kitchen God speaks favorably of the family when reporting to the Jade Emperor, ultimately securing blessings for the household.

The symbolic release of carps as celestial transport accompanies this ritual, marking the advent of Tet and embodying a spiritual tradition that fosters optimism for a year filled with abundance and good fortune. 

Temple and Pagoda Visit

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Engaging in offerings and prayers at temples and pagodas approximately two weeks before and after Tet is regarded as an auspicious practice for the New Year. People make offerings of flowers, incense, and fruit with the hope of finding peace, dispelling the anxieties and concerns of the old year, and ushering in luck and happiness in the coming year.

Fortune Telling

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Many turn to fortune tellers to identify the perfect day for reopening a business in the new year, aiming to optimize their luck. Whether it's about business decisions or personal choices, the readings garnered from fortune tellers or sortilege drawn at pagodas are deemed influential in steering individuals towards a smooth year.

“When you eat a fruit, think of the man who planted the tree.”

Just take a quick glance, and you'll easily spot a must-have item that holds a place of utmost significance in any Vietnamese household—the ancestral altar. In the same way, it's quite common to observe the amplified embodiment of this very idea during Tet, emphasizing the moral principle of treasuring one's roots and valuing the traditions of heritage.

Family Reunion

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Modern days more often than not see millions of immigrants leaving their hometown in search of better employment prospects in metropolitan cities, either in Vietnam or overseas. No matter how challenging their past year has been, they will always try their best to make it home, preferably 3-4 days before the New Year kicks in so that they can share the load of preparation.

Ancestors' Graves Visit

Similar to the way the living attire themselves in new garments, the act of diligently cleaning and tending to the graves of forebears is believed to bestow upon the ancestors a timely sartorial enhancement for the new year. This practice serves as a symbolic bridge, spanning the generational gap despite the lifetime distance.

Year-end Tribute (“Cung Tat Nien")

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At the sacred stroke of midnight during Tet, Vietnamese families meticulously set up two altars—one dedicated to the spirits of ancestors and the other to the vast expanse of heavens and earth.

Grounded in deep-seated belief, the ceremonial ritual of showing reverence to one's ancestors is centered around the idea that, during this act, ancestors reunite with their living descendants at the family altar. Here, they observe the devoted expressions, heartfelt gratitude for guidance, and the pursuit of blessings for a prosperous year from their children and grandchildren. This spiritual connection is seen as a protective force, securing the welfare, prosperity, and stability of their descendants in the year to come.

Offering Burning for Ancestors (“Hoa Vang")

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Post-Tet, from the 3rd to the 7th lunar month, families offer gold coins to see off their grandparents as a token of gratitude for celebrating Tet together. The large family gathers for a joyous meal, sharing laughter. Items from the Kitchen God Days, like fruits and candies, are distributed to children, and votive papers are burned for the deceased.

Luck, fortune, abundance and positive energy

Beginning the year with a clean slate is a shared aspiration among the Vietnamese during Tet. This profound sentiment permeates every facet of their actions and decisions, encapsulating the essence of renewal and fresh beginnings.

Paying Debt before Tet & Exchange Wishes during Tet

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Tet provides an opportune moment for reconciliation, a time for resolving interpersonal conflicts, a period for attending to neglected matters, including financial obligations, while bidding farewell to emotional discord. Borrowing money or repaying debts in the first few days of Tet is considered to bring bad luck.

Furthermore, exchanging gifts among family members and friends, conveying sentiments of affection, gratitude, and best wishes for the new year, is a cherished and customary practice during Tet.

Cleaning Houses before Tet

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Homeowners must conclude their home cleaning by the 23rd, the day Ông Táo (The Kitchen God) departs for heaven. The meticulous cleaning process is intended to eliminate any lingering misfortunes from the past year, involving the removal of old items.

As a ceremonial adieu to the old belongings and entrenched routines, this cultural practice is believed to help people clear the space for the influx of fresh fortunes and opportunities waiting to unfold in the upcoming chapter of life.

Bearing this in mind, it is essential not to dispose of trash or break things on the first day of Tet, as this is deemed as casting away good luck.

“Cay Neu”

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Vietnamese people put up "Cay Neu", a bamboo pole adorned with decorations, in front of their house to repel evil spirits. Historically, Vietnamese homes featured this long bamboo pole, stripped of leaves and often wrapped in the auspicious color red during Tet.

Its removal also marks the conclusion of the extended New Year celebration, a ritual that endures in traditional festivals in Vietnam.

“Cau Doi” Receiving

Thay Do - Photo: @emilyypinkyy/ Instagram

Celebrating the Lunar New Year includes the creation of calligraphy "couplets" by a Master ("Thay Do"), handwritten pieces that grace homes with cultural and linguistic artistry. Prominently displayed, these couplets convey blessings and embody aspirations for familial unity and a future filled with prosperity. Commonly selected terms include Tâm (Kindness), Phúc (Luck), Đức (Virtue), An (Peace), and Lộc (Money).

First Footer (“Xong dat")

"The karma of your first visitor becomes your own,” which suggests that the initial person entering a Vietnamese household on the first day of Tet can shape the family's fortune for the entire year. To set the stage for a prosperous year, families invite someone with excellent health, moral virtues, notable achievements, and a zodiac sign that harmonizes with the host to be the first to step into the house as a harbinger of good times.

Lucky Money (“Li xi")

Lucky Money- Photo: @tiemlixi/ Instagram

This is probably the most awaited activity among Vietnamese children. The act of the elderly giving 'li xi' to the younger generation is considered a gracious delivery of fortune, creating a hopeful cycle of receiving more blessings in return. Simultaneously, the tradition of offering lucky money to children signifies a special focus on filial piety, celebrating the enduring lives of the elderly. The monetary value is secondary, as 'li xi' mainly embodies the symbolic transfer of good luck.

Food for Tet

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Tet is usually associated with lavish family meals, though variations in culinary traditions can be discerned when traversing the diverse regions of Vietnam.

Region

Food

Description

The North

Banh chung

A square-shaped sticky rice cake symbolizes the earth.

Banh day

A round sticky rice cake symbolizes the heaven.

Xoi gac

An orange-colored sticky rice symbolizes luck and happiness.

Gio cha / Nem chua

Vietnamese pork roll symbolizes harmony and abundance.

Dried bamboo shoot soup

A traditional dish reflects the culinary practices of Vietnamese ancestors.

The Central

Banh tet

Similar to banh chung, this type of cake symbolizes fullness and completeness.

Dua mon

Pickled vegetables like carrots, papayas and napa cabbage offering a delightful blend of sweetness, sourness, and crunchiness, are commonly savored alongside banh tet.

Thit bo mam

Meat marinated in fish sauce

Banh thuan

Steamed cupcakes

The South

Banh tet

Similar to the Central region

Cu kieu

Pickled scallion heads represent money, wealth and prosperity. Cu hanh (pickled shallots) is also popular. These are usually eaten with dried shrimps.

Thit kho trung

Vietnamese braised pork belly with eggs, slow-simmered in coconut juice and fish sauce, serves as a symbol of prosperity and togetherness in the form of a comforting stew.

Stuffed bitter melon soup

This symbolizes pushing past difficulties.

Lap xuong

A type of Chinese sausage known for its delicious, fragrant taste can be prepared in multiple ways.

In the lead-up to Tet, Vietnamese households engage in extensive cooking, with late-night sessions devoted to wrapping and cooking banh chung. Around the warm pot, family members discuss future plans and life stories, sharing laughter by the wood stove in anticipation of the impending reunion.

The square-shaped banh chung represents the land, with green leaves symbolizing gratitude for birth and parental love. The dish embodies the cultural sentiment of "when drinking water, remember its source," emphasizing the importance of rice and nature in wet rice agriculture.

Another delight during Tet is Vietnamese sweets (“Mut"), a collection of candied fruits and seeds featuring melon, sunflower, ginger, lotus and more. These are usually accompanied with “Keo me xung”, a bite-sized brittle cracker/candy crafted with sesame seeds or peanuts and enveloped in baked rice paper — perfect with green tea.

Read more about Essential Food for Tet holiday

Traveling to Vietnam during Tet

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If there's ever a moment to engage with the local community, it's during Tet. However, for solo travelers without any local friends, here are some useful tips to navigate the celebrations and make the most of your time during this significant Vietnamese holiday:

Weather

Hanoi in TET - Photo: @bi_ve_/ Instagram

Dry, radiant weather is on the horizon for Vietnam. The northern areas (Hanoi, Halong Bay) will be notably cool and exceptionally dry, with occasional instances of sub-zero temperatures. Contrastingly, central (Hoi An, Danang, Hue, Nha Trang) and southern regions (Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta) experience milder conditions, providing a more enjoyable atmosphere.

Visa Application

As the entire country will come to a standstill for a span of 4-5 days before and after Tet, this is expected to affect overseas embassies and Vietnam-based immigration offices. That's why it is essential to plan your exit and entry formalities ahead.

Transportation

If you plan to travel around the 3 weeks of Tet holiday, just don't. Flights, buses, and trains fill up quickly about a week before or after Tet as migrant workers return home and holiday-goers head to tourist spots. Book early to secure your travel plans, but be aware that the chaos lasts for three weeks, with packed transportation, soaring prices, doubled travel times due to heavy traffic and constant baby cries and vomiting.

Unprecedentedly high prices for a two-way flight departing 3 days before Tet and 6 days after Tet in 2024 (Source: Vietnam Airlines) 

Accommodation

You can find open hotels during Tet without much hassle, as most remain operational. Keep in mind that some hotels might adjust their prices upward for stays during the Tet holiday. It's also not a bad idea to check with your hotel if they have any engaging activities for Tet to take advantage of.

Sightseeing

For history and art fans, maybe Tet is not an ideal time to visit Vietnam as museums, mausoleums, indoor exhibition places and art houses will be closed for the first 3 days of Tet. The floating markets in the Mekong Delta will be closed even earlier. But these turn out to be better than you think.

How often do you see Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City’s streets and Nha Trang or Da Nang's beaches being abandoned like a ghost town? Exactly. Just relax, walk around Hanoi Old Quarter or go sunbathing on beaches during Tet. It is certainly a sight to embrace on such a special occasion. You'll thank yourself later when boredom starts kicking in.

Restaurants

Ah, the most important matter of all: will I starve? You might, if you crave authentic street-side Vietnamese foods  - culinary fans, be warned! However, big food chains and Western-styled bistros will still be open, not to mention, the convenient stores!

Service surcharge of 15% to 30% will also need to be factored in here. Whether it is explicitly said or not, raising your eyebrows in this situation will not do you any good.

Shops

Almost every Vietnamese business will close for Tet (even if just for a day). The upside is that many products are sold at reasonable prices as sellers aim for a smooth sales year. The smoothness is mutual and therefore expected from buyers as well. Our advice is to avoid bargaining if you really have to shop in earlier days of Tet.

Remember to stock up water and necessities before Tet strikes.

Banks

Note that banks will be closed for the holiday, but ATMs are still functional. Opt for hotels if you need to exchange currency, despite the potentially less favorable exchange rate.

Package tours

If your adventurous self leaves you restless, consider signing up for an hour-long cultural tour at Tet. Some tour agencies offer you the chance to see how the Chinese Vietnamese community in Chinatown prepare for Tet, but you will not be on foot; you will be taking everything all in by pedicab!

The tour also goes through the flower market and other tourist destinations. You can join with local people that the tour operators have liaised with to make Banh Tet or Banh Chung and have a local family meal with them after.

These tours are not only city-bound. Try signing up for tours to the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long for a rural life perspective as well.

Ben Thanh Tourist has launched the tour to. The one day tour will take in Vinh Sang Tourist Park and some families in Vinh Long Province to take a look at rural life and Tet celebrations by local residents.

You can also read our tips on traveling to Vietnam during Tet here.

Tet in major cities in Vietnam

Aside from fireworks and public events, each major city in Vietnam showcases its unique annual customs, enhancing the charm of Tet celebrations.

Ho Chi Minh City

Ben Thanh Market Square

Ben Thanh market - Photo: @winenchocolatevacationlady/ Instagram

Before Tet, make your way to Ben Thanh Market square and observe the vacant front space turning into a vibrant center for Tet photography, with crowds donning traditional ao dai attire.

Nguyen Hue Flower Street

Another annual hotspot for Ho Chi Minh city residents is Nguyen Hue Flower Street. This year, Nguyen Hue Boulevard will be opened to visitors from 19:00 February 07, 2024 to 21:00 February 14, 2024. Every year, up to 99 species of flowers with over 90,000 baskets are arranged upon the collaboration of the organizing committee with farmers in HCMC, the Mekong Delta, and the Central Highlands city of Dalat.

As per the event organizers, the 2024 Tet (Lunar New Year) flower street on Nguyen Hue will incorporate over 70% environmentally friendly materials in its decorative elements.  Anticipate a vivid presentation of red, orange, and yellow hues, accentuating the beauty of flowers like dahlia, marigold, chrysanthemum, cockscomb, and begonia.

Lion and Dragon Dances

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Culture-wise, no Southern resident can forget the experience of watching lion and dragon dances on the festive days of Tet. The enthralling "lions" and "dragons" are skillfully maneuvered by two to four dynamic young or middle-aged men, engaging in an animated ritual dance. The dynamic performance resonates with the lively beats of drums and gongs, while the house or business owner sets challenging heights for the lions and dragons to attain their desired “li xi.”

As a customary event, dragon and lion dance troupes from throughout Ho Chi Minh City unite on the 30th day of Tet, making their way to Bà Thiên Hậu Pagoda for the cherished "khai quang điểm nhãn" ceremony, symbolizing the community's wish for a harmonious, prosperous, and successful year.

Hanoi

Hang Ma Street (“Pho Hang Ma")

Hang Ma Street - Photo: @xahinhquyen/ InstagramFor a vibrant and bustling Tet experience, Hang Ma Street is the place to be. “Hàng mã" in Vietnamese means “joss goods”. Since Vietnamese people are quite spiritual and connected to their deities and ancestors, this street in Hanoi transforms into a lively marketplace during the Lunar New Year with shops and stalls lining the streets, offering a plethora of Tet-related goods, decorations, and traditional items. Navigating through the colorful array of merchandise, visitors can immerse themselves in the festive spirit, shop for Tet essentials, and witness the lively energy of locals preparing for the joyous occasion. 

Hung King Temple (“Den Hung")

Hung King Temple - Photo: m.i.g.i.a.i/ Instagram

Tet festivities take a historical turn with a visit to Đền Hùng, an ancient temple site steeped in Vietnam's storied past. The atmosphere is infused with patriotic fervor as people gather to honor the founders of the nation - Hung kings.

Pilgrimage to Hung King Temple usually takes place on the first day of Tet. Beware of the crowd though - there have been instances of people stomping on each other or experiencing hard breathing as they rush for blessings inside the temple.

Perfume Pagoda (“Chua Huong”)

Huong Pèume - Photo: travelplus633/ Instagram

More than just a sacred Buddhist site, Perfume Pagoda is sought after also because of its breathtaking scenery. With pure water year-round and surrounded by a rich canvas of wild vegetation on both sides of the bank, the Yen stream - the only entry leading you to the pagoda - offers you a sense of spirituality and serenity like no others. Sitting on a small boat drifting along the stream, we dare you not to be in tune with the mesmerizing beauty that spring has blessed this corner of Vietnam.

Conclusion

Tet to Vietnamese is a time of reflection, renewal, and family bonds. The festival's colorful preparations, spiritual connections, and emphasis on luck and positivity create an atmosphere of joy and hope. Traveling to Vietnam during Tet can offer you a unique perspective, like witnessing cities transformed into serene landscapes.

As Tet approaches, whether you're a passing visitor or embracing it as a thrilling adventure in Vietnam, may your travels be filled with good health, luck, and enchanting experiences.

Last but not least, “Chúc mừng năm mới!”


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