This Lunar New Year, which falls on January 23, 2020, for the first time in 16 years, Vietnamese families will not sit down after eve dinner to watch the most anticipated TV show of the year: Táo Quân.
The burning of joss paper in the form of personal items is a popular tradition around Việt Nam. The paper is burned as part of rituals to honour dead ancestors and the gods. However, as society becomes more environmentally-conscious, the practice has caused controversy.
Hundreds of people flock to the main yard of Lệ Mật Communal House to witness a solemn ceremony to erect the cây nêu (a tall bamboo pole) as the Lunar New Year nears.
As the legend goes, the Land Genie and the Kitchen Gods will ride carps to Heaven on the day to deliver an annual report on the household's activities to the God of Heaven.
The overseas Vietnamese (OV) community is an inseparable part of the nation, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Central Committee, President Nguyễn Phú Trọng has said.
As in previous years, when the lunar year comes to an end, the Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH) will host an annual lecture on Tết traditions on Sunday, January 27.
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on Saturday gave a certificate of merit for bravery to Hoàng Đức Hải, who died after saving a woman and her two children from drowning in the northern province of Thanh Hóa on Thursday.
A student drowned while trying to save a woman and her two children who had fallen into a river in Thanh Hóa Province on Thursday.
The copyright of the country's most-anticipated TV show at the end of the year, Gặp Nhau Cuối Năm – Táo Quân (Year-end Rendezvous – Kitchen Gods), has been registered by Vietnam Television (VTV) in Việt Nam and in the US.
People across the country celebrated the Kitchen Gods’ Day on Thursday (23th day of the last month of the Lunar New Year).