Together with Bai Dinh and Yen Tu Pagoda Festival, Huong Pagoda Festival is among the greatest Buddhist festival in northern part of Vietnam. Huong Pagoda Festival plays an important role in the spiritual life of Vietnamese people in general and Vietnamese Buddhists in particular. Continue reading “Huong Pagoda Festival”
The Lunar New Year festival (Tet) is a typical cultural feature of most Asian countries, including Vietnam. This is Vietnam’s biggest holiday, associated with a range of traditions and customs and praying for good things for the coming year. “Li xi” or giving lucky money is one of the most anticipated Tet customs, especially by the children.
“Banh Chung” (Chung cake) is a traditional and irreplaceable cake of Vietnamese people in the Tet Holidays and King Hung’s anniversary (10th March Lunar). For the Vietnamese, making “Banh Chung” is the ideal way to express gratitude to their ancestors and homeland.
Tet is Vietnamese New Year and is the most important festival and public holiday in Vietnam.
An example of Tet being the definitive Vietnamese holiday is that ‘Tet’ itself means ‘festival’ and is the shortened version of ‘Tết Nguyên Đán’, which is Sino-Vietnamese for ‘Feast of the First Morning of the First Day’. Continue reading “Tet Nguyen Dan – Public holiday in Vietnam”