The year of the cat – Vietnam

The year of the cat – Vietnam

Tet festival, also known as Vietnamese Luna new year, is the most important festival in Vietnam. Tet Nguyen Dan in Vietnamese means “Feast of the first morning’, and it celebrates the beginning of a new year and the coming of spring.

A spectacular festival is held with traditional food, music and dragon dancing performed in the streets. This would be the ideal time to visit Vietnam. Tet is celebrated on the same day as the Chinese New Year, and it serves as the opportunity to pay homage to their ancestors. 2022 is the year of the cat.

Tet is a family centred holiday, exactly like Christmas. Houses will be cleaned and decorated with flowers, especially yellow and orange flowers, which signify good luck. Yellow Ochre flowers are the Vietnamese version of the Christmas tree.

You can take part in the Tet festival by trying traditional food. They prepare a variety of delicacies. If you hope to visit Vietnam during Tet, we recommend booking hotels, tours and transportation in advance. During Tet, most of the local businesses will be closed and some of the tourist attractions. Seek out western restaurants to avoid disappointment. You will need a slightly higher budget during this festive time. Avoid bargaining as it is considered bad luck for the new year.

The best cities to travel to during Tet are Hanoi, Hoi An and Hochi Minh because most shops stay open. Tet is a beautiful time to explore the best of Vietnam.

Traditional vietnamese street food
Floating fishing village and rock island in Halong Bay Vietnam
Travel woman choosing traditional lanterns in Hoi An Vietnam
Vietnamdragon dancing
One of the coolest festivals, Literally – Harbin Ice festival

One of the coolest festivals, Literally – Harbin Ice festival

The annual Festival is the world’s largest of its kind and has been held since 1963. Harbin festival consists of many ice sculpture competitions, snow sculpture competitions, winter fishing, winter sports and other activities. There are five different theme parks with various celebrations, parades and events. The Festival starts around December 24th and last till the end of February. For years the event has become one of the most important winter tourist destinations and photographers’ paradises.

January 31st to February 6th is the Chinese New Year, and it is best to avoid this time to visit Harbin Ice and snow festival because the parks will be crowded, and hotels will be costly. It will be an excellent experience for a family or honeymooners. If you plan a trip to China, pre-plan your itinerary and tick this spectacular event on your bucket list.

A country with six thousand islands: World Holiday Vibes Blog
A country with six thousand islands: World Holiday Vibes Blog
A country with six thousand islands: World Holiday Vibes Blog
A country with six thousand islands: World Holiday Vibes Blog