Frequent question: Why do we celebrate Vietnamese New Year?

Why Tet is the most important holiday to Vietnamese?

Tet Vietnam is celebrated to welcome the Lunar New Year and summarize what they did in the old one. It is considered an important mark for changes, plans, and progress. In addition, Vietnamese people believe that what they do on the first day of the new year will affect their rest.

What does Tet symbolize?

Tet is the most important celebration for the Vietnamese. It is a celebration of the arrival of the New Year based on the Lunar Calendar, with the first day of the year falling in January or February in the Gregorian calendar. This is also the longest holiday for the locals and may last up to seven days.

What traditions do Vietnamese have?

Besides folk religion, religion in Vietnam has historically been a mix of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism, known in Vietnamese as the Tam Giáo (“the three religions”). Catholicism is also practiced in modern Vietnam. Ancestor worship and filial piety is commonly practised amongst the older generation of Vietnamese.

What is the meaning of Lunar New Year?

Lunar New Year is the beginning of a calendar year whose months are moon cycles, based on the lunar calendar or lunisolar calendar. Lunar New Year is particularly celebrated in East Asia, influenced by the Chinese New Year and the Chinese Calendar.

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What do orchids symbolize in Vietnamese culture?

Moth orchid represents happiness, fortune, prosperity and luckiness. It is a favorite flower to gift at Tet, when you visit a host/hostess.