Sunday, 16 January 2011


Tet is the most important and popular holiday/festival in Vietnam and signals the first day of the first month of the Lunar calendar, heralding in Spring's arrival. This year, Tet falls on Thursday, February 3, but preparations are well underway.

This is our first Tet in country and I am so looking forward to it, because who doesn't love a good party? And because our January has been so jumbled, I feel like I am getting a do-over for starting my new year.

There are about a zillion customs, traditions, do's/dont's surrounding this holiday and I am trying to embrace some of them. In my research so far I am learning that Tet revolves around visiting with friends and family, decorations, eating and lucky money - count me in!

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