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Vietnamese New Year

Vietnamese New Year, more commonly known by its shortened name Tẽt or "Tẽt Nguyên Ðán", is the most important and popular holiday and festival in Vietnam. It takes place from the first day of the first month of the Lunar calendar (around late January or early February) until at least the third day. Tẽt in the three Vietnamese regions can be divided into three periods, known as Táo Quân (23 December of Lunar Year) Tãt Niên (Before New Year's Eve), Giao Thứa (New Year's Eve), and Tân Niên (the New Year), representing the preparation before Tẽt, the eve of Tẽt, and the days of and following Tẽt, respectively. All of these customs are to celebrate Tẽt in Vietnam.

Many Vietnamese prepare for Tẽt by cooking special holiday foods and cleaning the house. Tẽt is also an occasion for pilgrims and family reunions. Vietnamese people usually return to their families during Tẽt.

During Tẽt, Vietnamese visit their relatives and temples, forgetting about the troubles of the past year and hoping for a better upcoming year. There are a lot of customs practiced during Tẽt, such as ancestral worshipping, visiting a person's house on the first day of the new year (xông nhà), wishing New Year's greetings, giving lucky money to children and elderly people, and opening a shop. Although Tẽt is a national holiday among all Vietnamese, each region and religion has its own customs.

Hanoians and foreigners living in the city will experience the Traditional Lunar New Year (Tẽt) festival’s joyful atmosphere by attending a wide range of cultural and art performances held during February in the capital city. From New Year’s Eve to February 15, more than 100 stage performances will take place. Organised by the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the performances also celebrate the 83 rd founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam on February 3. A New Year’s Eve fireworks display will light up the sky from 29 sites in Hanoi. Residents will be able to take part in numerous cultural activities and exhibitions at the Hanoi Library and Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam, the first royal college in Vietnam .

Embassy of Vietnam in Sri Lanka

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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