The Vietnamese New Year for 2022 is almost here again. One of the most important celebrations in Vietnamese Culture is the New Year Holiday which is also known as the Tet Holiday. And just like the past years, the Vietnamese New Year 2022 will be awesome and filled with loads and loads of celebration. As you know the New Year Holiday or Tet Holiday. Signifies family and friend kinship, promises of a great year ahead. And it is a season of love and hope in Vietnamese and other parts of the world. And so, if you are interested in learning more about the Vietnamese New Year Holiday for 2022. You can read through this write-up to the end.
In 2021, the Vietnamese New Year festival was different from the past New Year Festival due to the spread of the COVID 19. This is because most parts of the country were lockdown. However, the Vietnamese New Year 2022 Promises to be better and will be the best Tet ever. Tet Nguyen Dan short for Tet is one of the most popular and biggest festivals in Vietnam. It is always celebrated on the first day of the lunar calendar month. In addition, New Year Celebration is the longest holiday which lasts up to seven to nine days. The Vietnamese New Year or Tet Holiday is on February 1st, the year of the Tiger.
What is Tet?
Before deriving further into the Vietnamese New Year for 2022, it is important to know what Tet is all about. Tet as stated above means New Year in Vietnam. It is one of the most respected and anticipated Celebrations in the country. The occasion is celebrated among the Vietnamese in order to express their respect and remembrance for their ancestors. And also welcome the New Year with their families. In simple terms, we can say that Tet is the combination of the Christmas and New Year holidays. The holiday helps to bring families together as they get to have a big meal together, decorate the Tet trees and also eat Tet Food. In 2022, this same holiday will be celebrated amongst the Vietnamese.
How Will The 2022 Vietnamese New Year Holiday be Celebrated?
The Vietnamese New Year Celebration is no doubt one of the most important holidays in the country and everyone is preparing in advance for the event. To make the holiday different from the past year, the people will spend a few days at home cleaning, polishing their utensils ad decorating their homes with flowers, branches of peach blossom, and a lot more. For the 2022 Vietnamese New Year celebration, the House cleaning and decoration will begin on January 23rd and they called it the “Kitchen God Day”. After that, from January 26th to 28th of the last lunar month, the wrapping of Chung cake will be celebrated. On the 31st of 2022, which is the last lunar month is the Eve of the Vietnamese New Year and several events will be carried out.
February 1st in 2022, which is Vietnamese New Years Day is the time to visit relatives from their father’s side. While on the 2nd of February 2022, the Vietnamese People visit relatives from their mother’s side. Furthermore, February 3rd to the 5th of 2022, is the time to visit your teachers, friends, other relatives, and neighborhoods. February 15th in 2022 marks the first lunar month and is the day of the first full moon of the New Year. This is very important for the Vietnamese religious life and culture. They eat vegetable and plain water for purification and other activities then follows.
How Long Will Vietnamese 2022 New Year Last?
The national Public Holiday which is called Tet Holiday by the Vietnamese lasts for 5 to 7 days. And is one of the longest and largest holidays in the whole of Vietnam. The Vietnamese New Year Holiday for 2022 might also last for 5 to 7 days. However, the government is considering expanding the holiday to 9 days instated. Nevertheless, you can still visit Vietnam for the Tet holiday to celebrate with your friends, family, and relatives. It is, however, advisable to apply for a Visa if you wish to travel to the country because the embassy will be closed during the holiday season.