Tet in ho chi minh city


Tet celebration in Vietnam giới starts on the 1st day of Lunar calendar & usually lasts for 3 days. Before Tet holidays, people start having days off from December 26th khổng lồ tidy up & decorate their houses. The work schedule are normally baông chồng to lớn traông xã at January 5th of Lunar Calendar.

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Tet in Ho Chi Minch City is mostly the same as many other cities in Vietphái mạnh. On the day before the New Year’s Eve sầu, every family cleans their houses to make sure everything look polished and new at the beginning of a new year. Then they decorate the houses with beautiful flowers, fruits và candies lớn serve sầu guests visiting during holidays. On the New Year’s Eve, family members usually gather, enjoy traditional food like sticky rice cake và wait for the moment of the new year to come. Some family goes lớn the firework display places to enjoy the festive atmosphere with other people around. In Ho Chi Minh City, the firework show usually takes place in District 1 and other historical places.

On the first day of the New Year, adults usually give sầu the younger ones “lucky-money” as a way lớn give them luchồng and pray for them. In exchange, the young also says good wishes to adults which are the hopes for them in New Year (read more about Vietphái nam New Year wishes here). People also go to lớn pagodas on the 1st day of the New Year khổng lồ pray for luông chồng, happiness and safety for themselves và family. The popular pagodas that most people usually visit during Tet holidays are Vinc Nghiem Pagodomain authority, Hoang Phap Pagodomain authority & Giac Lam Pagodomain authority.

What lớn vì chưng if you are in Ho Chi Minch City for Tet holiday

Watch Flower Displays

During Tet holidays, there are many places that you can visit & things khổng lồ enjoy in Ho Chi Minch City. You can pay a visit to lớn Nguyen Hue Flower Street in District 1. This is where a special sự kiện is held every year khổng lồ celebrate Lunar New Year: Different kinds of flowers from many regions of the country are brought khổng lồ Ho Chi Minh City and arranged into lớn beautiful shapes. The theme is different each year based on the animal of the year according to Chinese Zodiac (2012 will be the year of Dragon).

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You can walk along Nguyen Hue street, have sầu a look at those beautiful rare flowers và admire the skillful hands of the artist who make all of these things. It is like you are walking in the kingdom of flowers or experiencing beautiful sceneries of Vietnam giới made by flowers.

Tao Dan Park also has a flower exhibition during Tet holidays. Many flowers that win the competition are gathered here for viewers khổng lồ enjoy. You can find many surprisingly beautiful flowers và enjoy the game shows & music concerts here too (read more about Vietnamese traditional flower for Tet holiday).

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Entertainment Parks

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Many parks in Ho Chi Minc City like Dam Sen Park, Suoi Tien Park is also a great choice lớn spkết thúc your holidays. There are a lot of activities held in these parks during the holidays like the festivals where you can play many games & the music shows that happen every night. Especially if you travel in a family with kids, they will surely enjoy the colorful decoration and festive atmosphere at these theme parks.

Door shows at hotels

On Tet Holiday, the center of Ho Chi Minch City is not only filled with colorful Nguyen Hue Flower Street, but is also entertained by great doorshows. These shows are held in front of hotels in Saigontourist’s sytem, including: Rex, Majestic, Continental, Grand, Sheraton, Caravelle, Bông Sen, Palace, Kyên Đô, Oscar. People can expect lớn see drum performances, rồng dance, a human và tree, outdoor concerts, model-shaping dance, pantomimes, magic tricks, juggling, flamenco music, classical music prformances, comics, window show puppet performances, circus acts, vaudeville, folk games, etc. This year, doorshows will take place from 20 lớn 26 Jan 2012. Rethành viên to lớn be downtown in the afternoon if you happen khổng lồ come khổng lồ Ho Chi Minch City this Tet Festival, khổng lồ witness some dangerous, funny & quality performances.

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Door shows locations:

Rex Hotel 141 (Nguyen Hue St., Dist. 1)Majestic Hotel (1 Dong Khoi St., Dist. 1)Grvà Hotel (8 Dong Khoi St., Dist. 1)Bong Sen (117 Dong Khoi St., Dist. 1)Continental Hotel (132 Dong Khoi St., Dist. 1)Kyên ổn Do Hotel (133 Nguyen Hue St., Dist. 1)Palace Hotel (56 Nguyen Hue St., Dist. 1)Osoto Hotel (68A Nguyen Hue St., Dist. 1)Caravelle Hotel (19 Lam Son Square, Dist. 1)Visit Cho Lon (District 5)

As Tet comes khổng lồ every house’s door, Cho Lon is most crowded & beautiful in a year, putting on a new red coat from street lớn street, cửa hàng to siêu thị. Being the trade center of the đô thị & the trang chủ for decoration materials, ChoLon is the first place to feel the atmosphere of Tet Holiday. Hoa people have sầu well-maintained a lot of traditional original customs of Tet Holiday, as well as adopted some of Vietnamese people, thus making Tet in Cho Lon very lively and interesting to lớn see. Tourists can take a tour visiting the area by pedicabs.

Visit pagodas


For Vietnamese people, going to lớn pagodas on Tet is indispensable part of the holiday. Therefore, it’s recommended for tourists to drop at some popular pagodas, suggested in the list below:

Vinch Nghiem (339 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia St., District 3)Hoang Phap (Tan Hiep Ward, Hoc Mon District)Giac Lam (118 Lac Long Quan St., Tan Binch District)Phuoc Hai (73 Mai Thi Luu St., District 1)Khmer (1985B Hong Lac St., Tan Binch District).

Here you can join the crowd of people praying for luchồng, happiness và joyfulness for themselves and their families in the upcoming year. On this occasion when pagodas are filled with flocks of pilgrims, tourists can enjoy the tranquil atmosphere mixed with charming and mysterious aroma of intense sticks.

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