The Hanoitimes - Tết is a time to reflect on the past year, celebrate new beginnings, and look forward to the coming of spring. “Tet is a wonderful time in Vietnam that symbolizes inclusion and togetherness” Hanoi looks to tap cooperation potential with Canada “Vietnam-Canada relationship is really comprehensive”: Canadian envoy Ambassador: Vietnam, Canada pose to great potential for cooperation Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on February 5, the first day of the 2019 Lunar New Year, sent greetings to the Vietnamese people on the occasion of the biggest festivity of the year. Canadian PM during a visit to Vietnam in November 2017. Photo: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images “Over the next few days, Vietnamese communities in Canada and around the world will celebrate Tết Nguyên Đán, the Lunar New Year. Tết is a time to reflect on the past year, celebrate new beginnings, and look forward to the coming … [Read more...] about Canada PM congratulates Vietnamese New Year
Celebrate a year of festivities for families and friends
A pig depicted in traditional Đông Hồ paper paintings. Viet Nam News by Phước Bửu The country is celebrating the Year of the Pig and pigs, one of the 12 local Zodiac animals, have appeared in daily conversation. Pigs do not hold an honourable position in Vietnamese culture. However, they appear to be the most popular species among the six domestic animals since early history. Pigs, along with dogs, chickens, goats, horses, and buffalos, make up the full list of domestic animals. In the past, Vietnamese relied on rice farming and small-scale husbandry, thus almost every family had a pig shed at home. Almost everybody grew up with memories of pig sheds in the backyard. To Vietnamese people, pigs are at the same time friendly and dirty. A pig often becomes lively whenever someone gets close to its shed. Pigs don’t attack people and their sounds are not scary. However, people avoid being close to the pig sheds because of the bad smell. The … [Read more...] about Be cleaner than a pig in the Year of the Pig
Back to English Comments Travel & Life - February 2, 2019 | 08:00 pm GMT+7 A brief look at the main activities that the Vietnamese engage in as they celebrate the Lunar New Year.Even though the usually hectic life in Vietnam’s major cities goes through a major reversal during the Lunar New Year holiday (Tet), there is actually a lot of activity that happens during the most uplifting time of the year for most Vietnamese people. This year, people will enjoy nine days off to celebrate the festival, from February 2-10.Tet activitiesVisiting relatives and friends is one of the the most popular activities at this time. Dressed in their best clothes, a family will go to the homes of relatives, neighbors and friends to wish them a Happy New Year.During these trips, adults give the children "lucky money," a small envelope containing cash, which is believed to usher in prosperity. Children usually put this money into their own piggy banks, which will be broken after Tet … [Read more...] about A Tet primer: How Vietnamese celebrate their most important festival – VnExpress International
Viet Nam News Taking a look at Christmas through the eyes of Catholics sheds fresh light on the celebration and what it means to them. An Phương reports. Christmas has forever been my favourite time of the year. Bustling HCM City, dazzling Christmas banners and sparkling lights always give me so much joy during this festive season. To be honest, I often take Christmas for granted. But it can be celebrated by everyone, young and old, men and women, religious or not. Recently, I saw an article in the New York Times which mentioned that “religious elements of Christmas are emphasised less now than they were in the past”. For the first time, I began to think beyond how people in general view Christmas, but how Catholics, particularly in HCM City, celebrate it, and how people like me, a Buddhist, enjoy this as a cultural event. Việt Nam has four main belief groups, including folk religion, Buddhism, Catholicism, Caodaism, and other minor belief … [Read more...] about Christmas, a joyous festival for all!
Like other countries around the world, Hanoians also celebrating New Year 2018 with family and friends. Welcoming New Year 2018, Hanoians also celebrated New Year's Eve in Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square near Hoan Kiem Lake. Music and dance performance show “Travel to the future” with Heineken from the Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square “station” at 7.30 pm on 31 Dec 2017 was organized during these festivals to entertain local residents and visitors. On the journey this time are Giant Spaceman – in his debut in Vietnam as well as Asia taking you to every planet in Heineken space with his energy, Thu Minh, Toc Tien, Tuan Hung, Miu Le, Rhymastic, Rapper Mr.A, DJ Get Looze, DJ Nimbia and international DJ Victor Bailey. Also, a show entitled “Vu Khuc Anh Sang” (Dance of Light) will take place at Dinh Le-Dinh Tien Hoang crossroads. The programme was told stories about Vietnam’s achievements in 2017 and its aspirations in 2018 through songs and circus … [Read more...] about Photo gallery – Hanoians enjoy music and dance shows for celebrating New Year 2018 – Hanoi Times