As Tết nears in Vietnam, I believe there could be no better time to learn the possible unknowns about the most important celebration in our culture.
What excites me about Tết is I get the chance to revisit my homeland where the majority of my extended family members are. The crisp spring breeze together with the unmistakable ambience is also well worth the wait.
Without further ado, let me walk you through the essential vocabulary around symbolic plants, staple foods, and age-old customs, accompanied by interesting facts.
I hope by now you have made all the preparations you need to set the stage for attracting as much luck and good fortune as possible in the upcoming year.
Happy Tết to you and your loved ones!
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