21.02. - 28.02.2020
Tết or Vietnamese New Year, is the most
important celebration in Vietnamese culture.
The word is a shortened form of Tết Nguyên
Đán, which is Sino-Vietnamese for “Feast of the
First Morning of the First Day”. Tết celebrates
the arrival of spring based on the Vietnamese
variation of the Chinese lunar solar calendar,
which usually has the date falling between the
months of January or February
It takes place from the first day of the first
month of the Vietnamese calendar (around late
January or early February) until at least the
third day. Many Vietnamese prepare for Tết by
cooking special holiday foods and cleaning the
These food includes Chung cake (bánh chưng),
bánh dày, dried young bamboo soup (canh
măng), giò and sticky rice. There are a lot of
customs practiced during Tết, such as visiting a
person’s house on the first day of the new year
(xông nhà), ancestral worshipping, wishing New
Year’s greetings, giving lucky money to children
and elderly people, and opening a shop.
Tết is also an occasion for pilgrims and family
reunions. During Tết, Vietnamese visit their
relatives and temples, forgetting about the
troubles of the past year and hoping for a better
upcoming year. They consider
Tết to be the first day of spring and the festival
is often called Hội xuân (spring festival).
Work Volunteers will make traditional Chung
cakes and prepare special performances and
gifts for the disadvantaged people.
Volunteers will stay at the dormitory with basic
conditions. Breakfast and dinner will be
provided at accommodation, only lunch at local
restaurant near project site.
Sleeping bag, prove-water clothes, raincoat,
info materials and pictures of your country, toys
and activities materials for the children if you
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