Tết Tết Tết Tết đến rồi , Tết đem vui cho mọi người.
This is a song known on the day of Tet. I love Tet very much; this is the most special day of the year for me and my family. Tet is a beautiful tradition of the Vietnamese people. I’m familiar with this special occasion because my parents are of Vietnamese origin and they have experience this celebration in the heart of Vietnam.
Tet, Vietnamese New Year, signifies the very first morning of the first day of a brand new year. This festival consists of a seven day period and begins, according to the Gregorian Calendar, in February. However, it marks the first day of the Lunar Calendar, in correspondence to January the first
Tet, in a way, actually commences prior to the beginning of the celebration. The preparation for this day composes of various chores and obligations needed to be met. Some of the numerous jobs are cleaning of the house in belief that it’ll rid of bad fortunes present in the previous year, giving homes a new display, and the acquiring of new attires.
The day of Tet is very important because your actions dictate your luck for that year. Thus, the people you associate with should denote good fortunes. On the contrary, you should avoid people of mournful state in an attempt to shun the bad fortunes away from you. In addition to this, individuals should not get into quarrels, cry, disrespect, or any other negative actions on this occasion.
Tet is a day when children receive lucky red envelopes with money inside from their elders at family gatherings. The color red symbolizes good luck and is believed to ward off evil spirits. Another event that takes place is dragon dance performances and fireworks. This also in similar belief is to bring good luck to the people and ward off bad spirits with the frightening appearances of the dragons and the loud, shrill noises of the firecrackers. This affair consists of a cheerful and energetic environment, like all special occasion mounded up into one unique, profound day.
There are many food dishes, fruits, and candies served on Tet. Special rice cakes filled with pork meat and some with bananas are present as appetites. Watermelons are believed to be lucky when cut in half and its interior is red. Coconut candies are also provisions vibrant in colors placed in colorful dishes.
The traditions of Tet are one of many cultures we must maintain in America. Therefore it’s imperative that we celebrate this profound custom and share its influences to others. Our next generations are obliged to continue the tradition so in the country of America, the day of Tet can strive on and continue to be an insightful commemoration. The people from Vietnam will believe in the Vietnamese Americans in keeping this momentous day. We must understand the significance of this day, because it represents the practice and uniqueness of the Vietnamese people.