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Happy Tet New Year Holiday – Viet Nam

©Keith Barnes

Viet Nam

The Lunar New Year, the Tet New Year is on the 31st January this year. It is the time when people all over Asia celebrate the start of a new year. Tet Nguyen Dan, or Tet for short, is considered the biggest and most popular festival of the year in Vietnam. Celebrated on the first day of the first month in Lunar Calendar, Tet’s celebration is the longest holiday which may last up to seven days  from January 31st.

I was in Vietnam in December and saw how Christmas was part of the fabric, even though it is mostly a Buddhist country the hang over from French colonisation means that Christmas is still celebrated by some however it is the Lunar New Year that is the big party. Food, flowers, and presents are all part of the celebration, if you are interested to learn more about this go here . So happy New Year to all who are celebrating Tet

Năm mới dồi dào sức khỏe

©Keith Barnes

Viet Nam

©Keith Barnes

Viet Nam

©Keith Barnes

Viet Nam

©Keith Barnes

Viet Nam

©Keith Barnes

Viet Nam

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