Tết Nguyên Đán is the most important Holiday in Vietnamese culture. The holiday varies between 21.01. and 21.02 and is celebrated for three days. This year it falls on February 12th, 2021. It is part of the tradition that you visit the temples as a family, and special meals are prepared. Tết Nguyên Đán doesn’t only celebrate the new year, but also the beginning of spring.
Tết Nguyên Đán is divided into three periods:
- Tất Niên (preparation of the festival)
- Giao Thừa (the eve before the holiday)
- Tân Niên (the holidays)
According to tradition, the Vietnamese honor their ancestors at the new
On the eve of Tết Nguyên Đán, people cook in abundance and serve a feast the next day. At Tết Nguyên Đán itself, all family members dress beautifully and elaborately, especially the children and young people. Often children receive “luck money” in red envelopes as a gift.
Our orphanage also celebrated the Vietnamese new years’ celebration of Tết Nguyên Đán by eating a special dinner together, dancing and singing.