VIETNAM TET HOLIDAY 2024

Vietnam Tet Holiday 2024

Vietnam Tet Holiday 2024:

Tet Nguyen Dan, or Lunar New Year, is the biggest holiday in Vietnam. Families get together during this time to honor their ancestors and offer prayers for good fortune, wealth, and health in the upcoming year. Even though Tet Nguyen Dan is merely a week-long public holiday, the celebrations last much longer. Here are some things to anticipate if you're traveling to Vietnam over the Lunar New Year.

In Vietnam, Tet signifies the start of spring and the first day of the Lunar New Year. Tet marked the beginning of a new cycle of wet rice farming in the early years of Vietnamese colonization in the Red River Delta, which is when the celebration originated. The significance of the holiday has expanded beyond its agricultural origins to include a focus on the value of a lucky new beginning spent with family and loved ones in Vietnamese culture.

Date Day Holiday
1 Jan Mon New Year's Day
9 Feb to 15 Feb Fri to Thu Tet
18 Apr Thu Hung Kings Commemoration Day
30 Apr Tue Reunification Day
1 May Wed Labor Day
2 Sep Mon National Day

Vietnam Tet Holiday 2024

  • Things Should Prepare Before Tet Holiday:

Tet is celebrated with much cleaning, decorating, and freshening up, so preparations start weeks in advance throughout Vietnam. Vietnamese people make special delicacies, shop for new outfits, get haircuts, purchase flowers, and even wash their motorcycles. Signs reading "Chuc Mung Nam Moi" will be placed in every house and place of business, and kumquat trees or peach blooms will be placed in a place of respect. The family will have greater wealth and health in the upcoming year the larger the kumquat trees are. These trees are being delivered on the backs of motorcycles, bursting the streets with color. The nation gets into a festive mood as people get ready for the long vacation. 

Tet is celebrated with much cleaning, decorating, and freshening up, so preparations start weeks in advance throughout Vietnam. Vietnamese people make special delicacies, shop for new outfits, get haircuts, purchase flowers, and even wash their motorcycles. Signs reading "Chuc Mung Nam Moi" will be placed in every house and place of business, and kumquat trees or peach blooms will be placed in a place of respect. The family will have greater wealth and health in the upcoming year the larger the kumquat trees are. These trees are being delivered on the backs of motorcycles, bursting the streets with color. The nation gets into a festive mood as people get ready for the long vacation. 

The Tet cake (Sticky Cake cylinder shape), and Chung Cake (Sticky Cake square shape), are one of the main foods served during the festivities. Folklore has it that the previous Hung King organized a contest to choose which of his sons would inherit the kingdom and reward him for bringing him the tastiest food on earth. Presenting these two tasty rice cakes, which stood in for heaven and earth, one boy stood out. The monarch was charmed by these modest foods and gave him the throne. Families all around Vietnam will have a full-day feast and serve candied fruits to their visitors in lovely boxes.

Vietnam Tet Holiday 2024

The week before Tet, a trip around West Lake is truly amazing. Bundled up against the cold, shoppers purchase the prettiest pink peach boughs they can afford in hopes of good fortune on January 1 Lunar Year. The greatest places to see Tet Eve are the Old Quarter's alleyways, where hundreds of improvised shrines with offerings of cooked chicken and fruit spring up on the curbs.

The Lunar New Year is symbolized by yellow ochna flowers in the South. Ho Chi Minh City's Tet is just as vibrant as it is in the North. The biggest flower exhibition in the nation takes place on Nguyễn Huệ Street in District 1. Accompany the masses, consisting of newly dressed families and youthful ladies in Ao Dai brandishing selfie sticks, as they take in the striking floral arrangements.

Vietnam Tet Holiday 2024

Things To Do During Vietnam Tet Holiday 2024?

  • Due to the nationwide Tết holiday, people will be traveling back to their hometowns, which will increase demand for hotel rooms and tickets for buses, trains, and airplanes. If you have to travel during this period, try to reserve your lodging and transportation well in advance.
  • Businesses and restaurants usually close for at least the first few days of Tet, with many employees returning home to spend time with their relatives.
  • You should anticipate quiet cities at this time, along with a few alternatives for eating and shopping. Vietnam's major cities are rarely quiet and traffic-free during the first few days of Tet. Enjoy the peace and ride a bike, or scooter, or go on a foot exploration.
  • It would be an enormous honor to be invited into a family's house during Tet. It's customary to extend an invitation to any Vietnamese home before visiting during Tet, as the first visitors of the year are carefully selected to provide good fortune to each family.
  • Regarding and during Tet, well wishes are much welcomed. Say "Chuc Mung Nam Moi" (Happy New Year) to everyone you see on the first few days of the new year with a grin!

Vietnam Tet Holiday 2024

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