Lunar New Year (Tet Nguyen Dan)

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Country and Region VietnamHanoi
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam
Festival Contact Information

Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT)
80 Quan Su Street
Hoan Kiem District
Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone: 011 84 4 942 2070
Email: icdvnat@hn.vnn.vn

Festival Description

Vietnam's Lunar New Year Festival is one of the biggest festivals in the country: the Rough Guide to Vietnam calls it "the Vietnamese equivalent of Thanksgiving, New Year and a nationwide birthday rolled into one." In addition to ushering out the old year and welcoming in the new one, ancestors and elders are honored, the kitchen god is sent off, and money is given to children for luck.

Festival Dates January 1, 2011
Festival Links

http://www.vietnamtourism.com

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