Lunar New Year Duy Nguyen ESL II
What is Lunar New Year? • The greatest annual holiday and festival in Vietnam. • Lunar calendar: • Based on the moon. • About one month later than the normal calendar. • Opportunity for people to reunite with their families and give, as well as receive good wishes.
Who “eats” Tet? • All Vietnamese people: rich people, poor people. • And also Chinese and Korean people.
When? • In January 1st (lunar calendar) • Between late January and early February. • The dates change every single year, not necessary one exact date (in normal calendar) • Every year has its animal. • For example, the next lunar new year, is on February 3rdand its animal is Cat.
Where? • Everywhere in Vietnam: in houses, on streets, in churches and temples.
Why? • Traditional holiday of Vietnamese culture. • Good opportunity for people to think about and have good time with their relatives. • Think about what they did in this year and prepare for the next year. • Hope for a better upcoming year.
How people “eat” Tet? • Clean and decorate house. • Visit midnight market, flower market, spring-flower festival; watch firework. • Traditional food.
Cherry tree, apricot tree • Xôngnhà. • Give wishes and lìxì. • Go to churches and temples to wish for luck.
Conclusion • Tết (Lunar New Year) is a traditional holiday that makes everybody be happy and prepared for a new year. • It gives people chances to reunite with relatives, have a good relaxed time, and hope for a better year.