"Asked for being absent from work yet?" Waiting at door, Mom asked when I was just about to walk inside. Familiar questions are repeated once a year, exactly one day before the Kitchen God ceremony. In the house, offerings, votive papers, and paper clothes had already prepared by my mother. Tomorrow morning, like dozens of years past, similar to the thing that thousands of other Hanoi families do before Tet, we will make the most special journey of the year: visit the graves of family’s ancestors and deceased people. … [Read more...] about Tet in a Hanoi family: Out with the old, in with the new
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– The Embassy of Vietnam in Russia on January 23 held a celebration of the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) for its staff and overseas Vietnamese who are living, working and studying in Moscow and other Russian localities.Vietnam-Russia and Russia-Vietnam Friendship Year 2019-2020, including the visits to Russia by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. … [Read more...] about OVs in Russia celebrate traditional Lunar New Year
Colonel Le Ngoc Son introduces about Vietnamese traditional Tet According to Son, the most difficult thing was to find ingredients for wrapping Chung cakes. In Bangui, pork is so luxurious that he could only buy it after nearly 9 months living there. Dong leaves (used to wrap banh Chung, square cake) were also very rare and they thought they might use banana leaves instead. Luckily, a villager offered him four bundles of Dong leaves. On a military canvas spread out at the corner of the yard, Vietnamese soldiers and children in the street wrapped Chung cakes. The traditional cakes of Vietnam were successfully cooked in a far away country. … [Read more...] about Lunar New Year’s Eve in the Central African Republic
There have been a total of 25,000 members with 30 local associations through states in the US. One of the core values of the Association of Vietnamese Students and Professionals in the United States is connection among young Vietnamese intellectual communities in the US. Founded in June, 2013, the association has launched many practical activities for young Vietnamese students and workers living far away from homeland. One of the association’s remarkable activities was VietChallenge, which is an annual startup competition since 2015 for Vietnamese entrepreneurs from all over the world. After four times of organizing, the competition has built a start-up community and has become a bridge for innovative start-up projects of young Vietnamese from all over the world in the fields of technology, agriculture, green energy and health care. The competition’s successes have created premises for start-up projects in the process of calling for investment capital as well as … [Read more...] about Many activities launched to connect Vietnamese young intellectuals in US
• Avoid entering anybody’s house on the first day of Lunar New Year without an invitation as it is the first person stepping in the door who set the mood for the entire year. Vietnamese people also believe the zodiac animal of the first foot of the new year is associated with also determines the outcomes of the next year. … [Read more...] about What to know about Tet holiday in Vietnam?