holiday celebration

Visiting President Hồ's idyllic hometown

It has become a tradition during May every year, that people from across the country and further afield flock to Sen (Lotus) Village in the hometown of beloved President Hồ Chi Minh in Kim Liên Commune, the central province of Nghệ An.


Swimmer Hoàng fully focused on 2022 Games victories

Swimmer Nguyễn Huy Hoàng kept training over the Lunar New Year holiday to ensure he is in peak condition for the coming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Hà Nội in May, and to maintain the best chance for a first gold medal at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.

Talk Around Town

Why bánh chưng Tết is more than just a dish

Bánh chưng is the homeland, the happy childhood of hard manual work in the cutting cold winter. Bánh chưng is the original Vietnamese way of explaining the origin of the universe, and represents gratitude, the love of children who always find a way to show it to their parents regardless of circumstance.


Tết economics: one or two holidays?

The essence of the problem is not how long the holiday is but a solution to increase productivity, and thinking of "long break", "spring play" which only exists in backward agricultural production should be eliminated.

Life & Style

The important cultural value of traditional Tết dishes

During Tết, Việt Nam’s biggest holiday of the year, families from all around the world try to return home for a special reunion and to welcome in the Lunar New Year together. A huge part of the celebration is the traditional Tết dishes that are carefully prepared and cooked

Expat Corner

Christmas in Việt Nam - an expat insight

Christmas is a holiday celebrated by people all over the world, and the expat community in Việt Nam is no exception. However, while most people spend the holiday with friends and family, for those in Việt Nam, that isn’t an option this year.