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 and expats it can be confusing and even a little frustrating. Relax yourself into the holiday and don’t miss a thing with this Guide to Vietnamese New Year.

The Guide to Vietnamese New Year

Part One: What is Tết? covers what Tết is, when it is, and introduces you to how it is celebrated.

Part Two: What is there to do during Tết? covers everything you need to know about travelling during Tết including what to see and do in Hanoi, Hoi An and Saigon.

Part Three: Vietnamese New Year Traditions gives you a detailed insight into Tết customs and traditions and lets you know what a normal Vietnamese family might do during the 12 days of Tết.

Part Four: Traditional Tết Food, Introduces you to traditional food eaten in the North of Vietnam over the Tết period and explains why it differs a lot from normal Vietnamese cuisine.

Part Five: The Lunar Calendar, Introduces the Vietnamese Zodiac and the Year of the Rooster

You can get stuck into the guide using the links to the right. Let us know what you think over on our Facebook Page. We always respond to comments and love knowing what you think.

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