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.