Tet Holiday for the year 2024 is celebrated/observed on Sunday, January 22nd. There are until the next observance.

Tet, short for Tet Nguyen Dan, is the Vietnamese New Year, which is observed on the first day of the first month of the Vietnamese calendar, which normally occurs in January or February. This year, it will be observed on January 22. Tet is the most important event in Vietnamese culture. It is widely commemorated, with festivities taking place over many days. It is a holiday during which people visit their families and ancestors, spend time with their friends, and pay tribute to their professors. The major purpose of the event is to enjoy the New Year and forget about the previous year’s problems.

📆 When is Tet Holiday?

This year, Tet Holiday is on January 22nd. It is the 4th Sunday in January; in 2024, it is on Monday.

Countdown to Tet Holiday

Did you know: People don’t want to sweep any good fortune away, so they clean their homes thoroughly before the festivities begin.

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📜 History of Tet Holiday

Not only is the New Year celebrated, but so is the approach of Spring. Only the children’s holiday comes close to the importance of the Tet holiday. People get ready for this day by visiting their families, cleaning their homes, and preparing a massive amount of food.

During these days, several practices relating to luck are done in order to ensure that the New Year is better than the previous year. Children and the elderly are given large amounts of money, and individuals may establish new enterprises during this period.

People pray to their ancestors and clean the graves of their dead relatives as a sign of respect during Tet celebrations.

The Tet holiday is divided into three parts: Tat Nien, which occurs two days before Tet and is designated for immediate family; Giao Thua, which occurs on New Year’s Eve and is reserved for friends; and Tan Nien, which occurs on New Year’s Day and the days following.

Food is an important aspect of Tet since to celebrate Tet in Vietnamese means’ to eat Tet.’ A variety of traditional dishes are made, some of which are commonplace and others which are special for the day.

☑️ Tet Holiday facts

The first visitor is important
Vietnamese people think that the first visitor they get on New Year’s Day decides the family’s fortunes for the remainder of the year.

Even children play gambling games
These ancient games, such as bau cua ca cop, are all in good fun and played on the streets.

Some families host private dragon dances
Private performances are only available to the wealthiest families, although there are many public performances available to everyone.

Things to do on Tet Holiday

Visit a local celebration
Vietnamese communities around the country celebrate with excellent cuisine, fireworks, and activities. So go to one and have some fun!

Eat some Tet
Food is an important aspect of the festivities. So the best way to celebrate is to eat traditional celebratory foods like Banh Chung (sticky rice with fillings) or Keo dua (coconut sweet).

Play some games
On the Tet holiday, several traditional games are played, particularly those that demonstrate one’s intelligence or strength. Play some games with your Vietnamese pals if you like.

📅 Tet Holiday Observances

YEAR DATE DAY
2024 January 22 Monday
2025 January 22 Wednesday
2026 January 22 Thursday
2027 January 22 Friday
2028 January 22 Saturday

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