Everything about Vietnam's Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year is the largest festival in the traditional festiavals of Vietnam. The intersection between the old year and the new year, between the cycle of operation of th sky and everything. Vietnamese Lunar New Year is the expression of the relationship between people and nature, with sacred faith, sublime in the spiritual life…

What is Tet holiday - Vietnam tradional Lunar New Year ?

Lunar New Year ( also known as Tet Nguyen Dan) is one of the most important festiaval of Vietnamese people. Every year, Tet is celebrated on the 1st of January according to the Lunar calendar in Vietnamand in some other countries wher the Vietnamese community lives.
Vietnamese culture - belonging to wet rice agriculture civilization - due to the need for agriculture cultivation, the time in a year into 24 different periods (and for each period, there is a “transitional time”). In which the most improtant period is the beginning of a cycle of cultivation and sowing, later known as Lunar New Year.
Tet Nguyen Dan is the first holiday of the year. Tet starts from New Year’s Eve along with the foreclosure ceremony. According to “Han Nom”, “Nguyen” means starting, “Dan” is early morning, Vietnamese Lunar New Year means the New Year begins, opening all jobs with all new scenes to welcome the spring. New Year comes, the new luck comes, and many worries and worries of the old year follow.

What is the meaning of Lunar New Year?

Lunar New Year is the communion between heaven and earth
From the perspective of the relationship between man and nature. Tet - represented in alternate seasons - has special significance for a society where the economy still relies on agriculture. According to popular belief, farmers consider it an opportunity to commemorate the gods of the harvest. Farmers did not forget the animals and plants that helped and nurtured them, from the rice to cattle and poultry these days. Lunar New Year is a reunion day Vietnamese people have a custom every year when Tet comes. That is no matter what their profession, they want to return to reunite with their families for 3 days of Tet, to pray in front of ancestral altars, tombs…
From the New Year’s Eve, the families offered incense to the spirits of ancestors to celebrate Tet with their descendants. In every Vietnamese family, the ancestral altar has a very important position. The family altar on Tet holiday is a tribute to the Vietnamese people for their ancestors and deceased relatives.
Lunar New Year is a day of luck, optimism and hope
A lot of people think that the first days of the new year are lucky and good days. Therefore, many people who go to harvest on New Year's Eve often pick a few fresh flowers to take home with the hope of having good luck.
Vietnamese still believe that the meaning of the Lunar New Year is the beginning of a new year. It is an optimistic and hopeful day with much faith. And attached to the meaning of this special Tet holiday, people often renovate their to welcome the new year. What is unfortunate, favorable of the old year will be chased away to welcome optimism, new hope will come.
Lunar New Year usually marks the beginning of a long year with new opportunities, challenges and operations. Therefore, many people often go to see the good day, good time to start a business, open for the work of the new year with the hope, hoping to meet more favorable, lucky and successful than the old year. Therefore, the meaning of the Lunar New Year is extremely important when it is the beginning, starting a new year.
Vietnamese Lunar New Year always contains good cultural and human values, giving people spiritual feelings. Let us always appreciate the past and appreciatethe future.
 

 

 
Ms Ngoc

Ms Ngoc

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