(Cinet)- If peach flower and kumquat tree are the symbols of Tet in the north, yellow apricot flower is more popular in the south. It’s because the characteristics of the plants. While peach trees and kumquat trees grow well in cold weather, apricot trees just can survive in tropical lands with a lot of sunshine.
(Cinet) - If people in the North welcome a new spring and say goodbye to the winter with peach blossoms, Banh Chung (steamed square cake), fatty meat, pickled onions..., the Central Vietnam celebrates the new spring warmly and eagerly with the fragrance of Banh Tet (rice cake with pork belly and mung bean), Nem Chua (a meat roll with a sweet, sour, salty and spicy taste which makes the mouth salivate with each bite), pork meat soaked in vinegar and a golden branch of apricot.
(Cinet)- The first visitor of the New Year is very important to Vietnamese because he or she is believed to decide the luck of the host for the entire year. Traditionally, the visitor is a member of the family or a good friend.
(Cinet)- A special-concerned gift that everyone makes on Lunar New Year is “li xi” (lucky money). Lucky money - a traditional custom is very popular not only in Vietnam but also in other Asian societies.