Tet is also an occasion for pilgrims and family reunions. During Tet, Vietnamese visit their relatives and temples, forgetting about the troubles of the past year and hoping for a better upcoming year. They consider Tet to be the first day of spring and the festival is often called Hội xuân (spring festival).
One or two weeks before the New Year's Eve, the general atmosphere leading up to Tet is in the bustle of shopping, decorating the home, cooking traditional Tet food and waiting for relatives to return home. People try to pay off their debts in advance so that they can be debt-free on Tet. Parents buy new clothes for their children so that the children can wear them when Tet arrives. In the days leading up to Tet, the streets and markets are full of people. As the shops will be closed during Tet, people try to stock up on supplies as much as possible.
This year Tet Nguyen Dan is on Friday, January 31, 2014.
|Happy Miao ( Bunny ) Tet 2011 <3 by s h a d i l i c i o u s |
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|Vàng Đỏ by Lê Quý|
|Tet decorations, Hanoi, Vietnam by View Master 187|
|Before Tet's holiday . by JAY ZHANG|
|Before Tet Holiday 2010 #3 by Jiang Lake|
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|Vui Xuân by rockke l khoa l VietNamCFDgroup|
|Happy Tet by jesse roberts|
|Chợ Tết by Amy Chu :)|
|Bỗng dưng nhớ ...Tết by ♪Shangrila|
|Tết nhà em by Khói|
See more infomation of Tet Nguyen Dan on Wikipedia.