Hanging the national flag, an indispensable part of Tet celebrations in South Sudan Without fresh peach blossoms, Vietnamese peacekeepers make their own peach branches to ensure a cozy spring in a place with scorching weather An altar worshipping Late President Ho Chi Minh with a tray of fruits, including a green papaya planted by Vietnamese peacekeepers Preparing banana leaves to wrap chung cakes because there are no phrynium leaves in Bentiu. Banana leaves were found and cut in Bentiu Ingredients for a chung cake, including green bean, glutinous rice is brought from Vietnam. Meat is provided by the UN Wrapping chung cakes in a distant country helps the peacekeepers feel closer to Tet in the homeland A warm Tet with comrades around the pot of chung cakes Tet atmosphere in Bentiu First batch of chung cakes brings traditional Tet to Vietnamese peacekeepers … [Read more...] about Special Tet of Vietnamese peacekeepers
Nguyen Quang Tuan, Director of the provincial Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, said, "This year we are giving gifts worth 25 USD in cash and kind to each poor household. Our gifts include vermicelli, green bean cakes, sticky rice, and green beans to help them make Chung cakes. The donation is mobilized from the State budget and enterprises. The Provincial Trade Union and Red Cross are two organizations helping workers have a happy Tet." … [Read more...] about Cosy Tet for everyone
An integral part of the family ancestor altar is the mam ngu qua, the fruit tray with five different fruits. For Vietnamese, the mam ngu qua is an intrinsic aspect of Tet, as a presentation of their religious, philosophical and aesthetic beliefs. According to Oriental philosophy, the universe is composed of five basic elements: metal, wood, water, fire and earth. Each of the fruit in the Tet fruit tray symbols for one of these elements. As for fruit arrangers, the number of displayed fruits are not important, but the color of the fruits. Mother often chooses five fruits with five different colors. A hand of green bananas was arranged in the middle of the tray, topped by a yellow grapefruit; some orange citrus and purple dragon fruits were arranged around; and interspersed among the green bananas will be the red peppers. … [Read more...] about Tet in a Hanoi family: Out with the old, in with the new
According to the traditional customs, Vietnamese usually prepare traditional food like spring rolls, banh chung/banh tet, (a pie made from glutinous rice, mung bean and pork), xoi (sticky rice) and or gio cha (Vietnamese sausages), boiled chicken, as well as several other delicious holiday meals. … [Read more...] about What to know about Tet holiday in Vietnam?
To help travellers experience the most authentic life and rustic beauty of the Mekong Delta, the host also offers boat-rowing tours on the most beautiful and pristine routes in Tan Phong commune. At the end of a day full of activities, visitors can enjoy folk song performances - one of the intangible cultural heritage as recognised by UNESCO – and listen to stories shared by local people. … [Read more...] about Uncover the charms of Mekong Rustic