Vietnamese New Year
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Tet Vietnamese New Year

Tet Nguyen Dan

When: 8th February 2016
Where: Vietnam

'Chuc Mung Nam Moi,' that's if you know Vietnamese, for those who don't, 'Happy New Year ' is just fine. 2016 is the year of the Dragon. It’s time to feel good, be good and do good as Vietnam gears up for Tet- the start of a fresh year. This is when traditionally elders shower the younger ones with gifts and little red envelopes carrying blessings and MONEY. And it seems the world is out on streets, cheering dragon dancers in the procession, making merry and exchanging greetings. In Vietnamese homes, Bonsais groom the corners and Hoa Mai (a flowering plant) sits pretty in a pot. They say if its flowers blossom on Tet Day, good fortune will be showered year-round on all members of the household.

The cities in Vietnam dazzle in the light of red lanterns and skies are set ablaze with fireworks. Pavements are crammed with food stalls sending out whiffs of Vietnam's favourite New Year snacks and delicacies. And there’s music and dance at the various parties round town, so get in as soon as you can and don't let the language barrier prevent you from shaking a leg. Have good year ahead!

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