The Ultimate Guide to Vietnamese New Year (Tết)

What is Tết? Tết or Vietnamese New Year is the most important time of the year in Vietnam. It’s a huge week long celebration, as big as Christmas, New Years Eve, Birthday and Bank Holidays all rolled into one. If you’re Vietnamese it’s an exciting time bustling with activities and family get togethers. For travellers […]

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Vietnam National Day 2017

Vietnam National Day 2nd September 2017: A quick guide for travellers If you’ve been in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City for the past few days you might have noticed people scurrying about, putting up flags, trimming trees and shutting off roads. Don’t worry nothing’s amiss, people are just busy preparing for Vietnam’s 72st anniversary [...]

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Vietnamese New Year and the Lunar Calendar

Tet and the Vietnamese Zodiac System The Vietnamese can be a superstitious bunch. Many of them believe in an elaborate and complex Zodiac system made up of animal signs, Ying and Yang symbols, Earthly Elements and celestial symbols that depend on the year, month, day, hour and even century that you were born. This complex […]

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What is Tết or Vietnamese New Year? A quick introduction

What is Tết or Vietnamese New Year? Tết is the Vietnamese name for the lunar New Year. Vietnam’s holidays and festivals work according to a lunar calendar.  This means instead of celebrating New Year Day on January 1st they celebrate it sometime between late January and mid February. Tết is more than just a quick […]

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Mid Autumn Festival in Vietnam

Everything you need to know Autumn is here. If you’re lucky enough to be in Vietnam that means the temperature will start getting more comfortable, Mooncake stands will start popping up all over town and dragons with drums will start roaming the streets. All the colour, sound and commotion means one thing. It’s time for […]

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