Chúc Mừng Năm Mới
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Happy New Year — Year of the Dog
Another Tết (New Year) that I will be abroad. It is more than just a date, but an occasion for pilgrims and family reunions, with many Vietnamese customs are still carried out until now. Though I won't be able to be celebrate it in Vietnam, it is still a tradition that I would like to maintain even abroad.
Here is how Tết is usually celebrated in my family.
Feel free to share your experience of Tết.
Tết ông Công ông Táo
the kitchen god festival
On the 23rd of the 12th lunar month, just before Lunar New Year, the Kitchen God returns to heaven to report the activities of every household over the past year to the Jade Emperor. The Jade Emperor, emperor of the heavens, then either rewards or punishes a family based on the Kitchen God's yearly report.
Mâm cúng Tất Niên
tray of offerings on penultimate New year's eve
Mainly to express the heart of the worshipers to show gratitude towards land, heaven and the divinity that has been blessing the family in the past year
as well as — a glass of rice wine, candle, cigarette,
Lời chúc Năm Mới
new year wishes
This year is your year.
So go and own it.
May this year of the dog brings you the courage,
great luck & happiness.
Happy new year everyone.