Many travelers lớn Vietnam may face some difficulties when coming lớn the country on Tet holiday because most of the attractions và other businesses are closed lớn celebrate this event. But don’t worry, it is the good chance for you khổng lồ have a new experience. Let see how Vietnamese spend their time và what you can vì chưng on Vietnamese Tet 2018.

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Apart from traveling, there are many other activities you can take part in during Vietnamese Tet holiday. Have a look at some of our suggestions below.

Try Traditional Foods of Vietnamese Tet

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Traditional food has always been playing an important role in Vietnamese Tet. There is a wide variety of Vietnamese traditional foods being prepared carefully before Tet. You can read more about traditional foods during Tet on What khổng lồ Expect from Vietnamese Tet (part 1).

The best way to explore Vietnamese food culture during the Tet holiday is khổng lồ visit some Vietnamese friends’ houses where you can fully experience the Vietnamese Lunar New Year vibe. According to lớn Vietnamese beliefs, Tet is the ideal time for family members to gather and enjoy meals together. Coming lớn a Vietnamese house, therefore, could make you surprised when the house is always full of people as well as joy and cheer. Besides, you can also buy dried foods, pickles, and sticky rice cakes from local markets before Tet at reasonable prices.

Read more on Local Markets in Ho chi Minh City.

EnjoyVietnamese Tet 2018"sFireworks

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Like many other countries, Vietnam often celebrates a new year by lighting up firework displays for 15 minutes. However, in 2017, there were no firework shows being held in Ho bỏ ra Minh City & other parts of Vietnam in order lớn reallocate government funds khổng lồ the tư vấn for the poor; there were other music & light shows instead. In the 2018 Lunar New Year, firework displays will be held again in many locations.

The citizens & tourists will be entertained at 30 different firework spots on Lunar New Year’s Eve across Vietnam’s Capital - Hanoi. High-range fireworks will be lighted up in 5 locations including Hoan Kiem Lake in Hoan Kiem District, Lac Long quan tiền Flower Garden in Tay Ho District, Thong Nhat Park in Hai bố Trung District, Van quan liêu Lake in Ha Dong District, & My Dinh National Stadium in phái nam Tu Liem District.

At the same time, in Ho chi Minh City, firework shows is going khổng lồ take place at 4 locations including Thu Thiem Tunnel in District 2, Cu đưa ra Tunnels in Cu bỏ ra District, Dam Sen Park in District 11, & Rung Sac Square in Can Gio District.

Visit Pagodas on Vietnamese Tet 2018

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Tet is one of the best time of a year for Vietnamese to lớn pay respect to lớn their ancestors và spend time on their spiritual life. Visiting pagodas on Tet holiday, therefore, has become a long-term tradition of Vietnamese people. Praying at pagodas and temples not only helps Vietnamese to show their respect to lớn ancestors, Buddha, & God but also gives them a space lớn reflect the previous year & wish for healthiness và happiness in the upcoming year.

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From North to South, you can visit many temples & pagodas lượt thích Ngoc Son Temple in Hanoi, Yen Tu Pagoda in quang Ninh, Bai Dinh in Ninh Binh, Thien Mu Pagoda in Hue, Temples on black Virgin Mountain, & pagodas in Ho đưa ra Minh lượt thích Vinh Nghiem Pagoda, Jade Emperor Pagoda, và Thien Hau Temple. That is only a few lớn name.

Visit Vietnamese Tet 2018"sFlower Markets & Flower Festivals

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Spring flower markets and flower festivals are among the most specific features of Vietnamese Tet. Flower markets often take place during a week before the Vietnamese Lunar New Year when most families go shopping for flowers to lớn decorate their houses. There is a wide variety of flowers in spring flower markets including peach flowers, marigolds, yellow apricot blossoms (hoa mai), lavender & marumi kumquat. Vietnamese people go lớn such flower markets not only to vị shopping but also to lớn enjoy relaxing moments with their families & friends. Here are some well-known Vietnamese flower markets in Ho bỏ ra Minh City và Hanoi.

Ho chi Minh CityHo Thi Ky Flower Market (alley 52 Ho Ho Thi Ky Street, District 10);Dam Sen Flower Market (39 Nguyen Van Phu Street, District 11);Binh Dien Flower Market (District 8).

HanoiTay Tuu Night Flower Market (the village of Tay Tuu, located in North Tu Liem District);Quang cha Night Flower Market (Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District);Me Linh Night Flower Market (the village of Me Linh, Me Linh commune, Me Linh District);Hang Luoc Flower Market (Hang Luoc Street, Hoan Kiem District).

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Spring flower festivals often take place from around December 23 to lớn January 5 in Chinese Lunisolar Calendar. The biggest Ho chi Minh thành phố Flower Festival 2018 is going khổng lồ take place from December 25 khổng lồ January 6 of the lunar year at Tao Dan Park, District 1. There will be three main areas in this year"s festival which are an exhibition area, festival area, & souvenir area with hundred kinds of flowers, trees, and birds. Besides, Nguyen Hue Walking Street & Crescent Lake Park in District 7 will be decorated with a great number of colorful flowers to celebrate Vietnamese Tet.

Apart from major cities lượt thích Ho đưa ra Minh City, Vietnamese flower festivals are held in many other places including da Lat and Vung Tau during the Tet holiday. Being known as The thành phố of Flower, da Lat is one of the most beautiful cities in Vietnam. In the Vietnamese Tet holiday, da Lat Flower Festival will take place in several venues in which the main stage is often set on the surface of Xuan Huong Lake or in Lam Vien Square. Flower festival in Vung Tau will take place in Bai Truoc Park with hundred kinds of flowers and several attractive activities và sports competitions along Vung Tau beach.

Besides, Sapa Spring Festival 2018 is going khổng lồ take place in Sapa, Vietnam with several entertainment activities including fireworks, exhibitions, flower markets, và many traditional ethnic festivals. Tay Bac Flower Market will take place from February 2nd to February 15th in N2 street, Sapa town with various colorful flowers & ornamental plants that are specific lớn this mountainous area.

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Some ethnic festivals will be held in ethnic groups’ villages where you can enjoy both wonderful natural landscapes and Vietnamese ethnic minorities’ tradition.

Giao Duyen singing festival of Dao vì ethnic groupTime: February 22nd, 2018Location: Ta Phin, Sapa

Gao Tao festival of ao ước ethnic groupTime: February 24th, 2018Location: San Sa Ho, Sapa

Xoe nhảy festival of Tay ethnic groupTime: February 27th, 2018Location: Thanh Phu, Sapa