Vietnam National Festivals


Tet Nguyen Dan (Lunar New Year Festival) falls from the eve of the last lunar month to the 3rd day of the 1st lunar month. This is a time when family members gather together and offer incense on the family altar to honour their ancestors. This i also a time for people to visit and send greatings to their neighbours, friends, and relatives.

Tet – when family members gather together – Photo: Internet

Tet days are always regarded as an opportunity to enjoy traditional foods such as Banh Chung (a square-shaped sticky rice cake), the fragrance of which alone could strongly provoke one’s sense of nostalgia for Tet.

A family is making Banh Chung together – Photo: Bao Xay Dung

Tet Doan Ngo, also called “Exterminating pest Day”, is on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month. It is tradition to get up early, bath, eat fruit and drink sticky-rice wine.

Vietnamese usually eats fruit in Tet Doan Ngo

Source: TITC