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Home » Gift Ideas » New Year Gifts » Vietnamese New Year

Vietnamese New Year

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Vietnamese New Year called Tet, is the celebration for 7 days. It means the first morning of the first day of the New Year. Like the Chinese, Vietnamese people are also very careful about what they do on New Year's Day. They also believe that events on New Year's Day determine your luck for the rest of the year. Therefore, everything and everyone you are in touch with on New Year's Day should symbolize good fortune. For New Year’s Eve, preparation starts a week before New Year’s Day. They clean homes in order to get rid of evil forces and bad fortune usually associated with old year.
They even paint their houses to give it new-refreshed look. There is lot of purchases for one another. New clothes, new shoes are a part of Vietnamese New Year Celebration. Vietnamese New Year is celebrated at the midnight hour or Giao Thua. During this time of the night, they celebrate a special ceremony called Le Tru Tich involving burning of firecrackers and gongs, making loud noises to welcome new year.
They also exchange gifts among themselves and pay homage to kitchen God. They also visit local temples to pray for good health and prosperity.

For New Year’s Eve, Vietnamese decorate their homes with Hoa Mai, a yellow blossom representing spring. They plant a New Year’s tree called Cay Neu in front of their homes. For this they often use bamboo pole. They remove the leaves from the tree so that it can be wrapped by red paper symbolizing good luck. It is believed that red color scares away the evil and the supernatural things. On the last day i.e. seventh day, people remove this tree and this mark the end of the Vietnamese New Year Celebration.

Dgreetings.com offers you a brief insight into the Vietnamese New Year celebrations and the manner in which they welcome New Year. Browse our website for more information.
 
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