The upcoming Tet will be a seven-day holiday that will start from Jan 23 to Jan 29, 2020. The 7-day Lunar New Year break is just around the corner with all the excitement and thrill. The tourists are almost ready to experience the Vietnam Lunar New Year, which has so much to offer the people. You can join in several festivities and carnivals and make the best use of the big, long holiday!
Tet, the Vietnam Lunar New Year, is the biggest and most beautifully celebrated event of the Vietnamese people.
Talking about the festivities and celebrations, there are several events to attend and parties to organize. The celebrations even start before Tet. So, you’ve got to be on your feet to visit every popular place. In Hanoi, the Quang Ba flower market steals the limelight! The flower market is so beautifully decorated that people shower love immensely.
In Ho Chi Minh City, Nguyen Hue Flower Street will be decorated on the theme of the famous Dong Ho folk painting called “Rat’s Wedding” for the New Year’s celebrations. The street will be open from 7 p.m. on January 22 till January 28.
Visitors to Cai Mon flower village in Cho Lach District of Ben Tre can see thousands of colorful flowers. With Lunar New Year approaching, locals hurry to harvest and sell various types of flowers. Therefore, in the final days of the lunar calendar, a trip to the village can fill you with the New Year spirit and dazzle you with beautiful floral scenes.
For the epic fireworks of the New Year, the capital of Hanoi proposes the best! The government has approved 15-minutes of fireworks at several locations to celebrate the festivities. In Hanoi, the fireworks will take place at six venues at high altitudes and 24 venues at lower heights. Hoan Kiem Lake is also one of the best places to see fireworks in Hanoi
As you will have a long holiday, you can enjoy several other events. For example, you can watch the lion dance at the Thien Hau Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City on the very first day of the Lunar New Year. The performers mimic a lion’s movements in a lion costume to bring good luck and fortune. It is extremely famous and people from all over the world die to see the overwhelming lion show.
During the occasion, the Vietnamese follow the tradition of offering flowers to their ancestors and deities to pray for the well-being and prosperity of the New Year. The fragrance of beautiful flowers spreads in each nook and cranny of Vietnam that makes the festive season even more cherished.
Cruise on Mekong River to look at some traditional cottage industries, and take a walk to the villages to witness how Tet is in the countryside with a chance to see local people paying for the happies on Lunar New Year’s days. You won’t want to miss it!
Boating is another option in Ha Long Bay, or you could simply visit the cultural heritages of Hoi An. Apart from that, a breach break at Con Dao Island, which boasts pristine natural beauty with forested hills, sandy beaches and extensive coral reefs, will make your visit to Vietnam memorable and worthy of visiting the place again.