Tết, or Vietnamese New Year, is the most important celebration inVietnamese culture. The
word is a shortened form of Tết Nguyên Đán, which is Sino-Vietnamese for "Feast of the First
Morning of the First Day". Tết celebrates the arrival of spring based on the Vietnamese
variation of the Chinese lunisolar calendar, which usually has the date falling between the months
of January or February.
It takes place from the first day of the first month of the Vietnamese calendar (around late January
or early February) until at least the third day.
Many Vietnamese prepare for Tết by cooking special holiday foods and cleaning the house.
These food includes Chung cake (bánh chưng), bánh dày, dried young bamboo soup (canh
măng), giò and sticky rice. There are a lot of customs practiced during Tết, such as visiting a
person's house on the first day of the new year (xông nhà), ancestral worshipping, wishing New
Year's greetings, giving lucky money to children and elderly people, and opening a shop.
Tết is also an occasion for pilgrims and family reunions. During Tết, Vietnamese visit their
relatives and temples, forgetting about the troubles of the past year and hoping for a better
upcoming year. They consider.
Volunteers will make traditional Chung cakes
and prepare special performances and gifts for
Nearest International Airport:
Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)
Accommodation and food:
Volunteers will stay at the dormitory with basic
conditions. Breakfast and dinner will be provided
at accommodation, only lunch at local restaurant
near project site.