If you ask Vietnamese people which holiday gives them the most excitement, most of them will probably say “Tet holiday”
Tet is the most important public festival in Vietnam. Tet, which falls on the first day of the Lunar Calendar, which in the Gregorian calendar usually takes place between the last week of January and the third week of February, is the biggest celebration of Year.
Tet, as it marks the beginning of the year, is a suitable time to begin again, to forget about problems, to push “restart” button on our life… People redecorate their houses and shop for more new clothes. It is also a popular time for people to change jobs or switch careers.
Moreover, Tet holiday is a great time for family reunions, giving lucky money to children and the elderly, ancestor worship, and wiping out debts.
There are a lot of activities happening around Tet holiday, which vary among different regions in the country. However, one common thing people enjoy doing is exchanging wishes during Tet.
If you are planning to visit a Vietnamese family on this occasion, why don’t you impress their family by saying some wishes? With the help of Mr. Phi, you will find these complicated sentences simple enough to say.
Here are some popular Tet holiday’s wishes:
- An khang thịnh vượng . = Security, good health, and prosperity.
- Sống lâu trăm tuổi. = Live up to 100 years.
- Vạn sự như ý. = A myriad things go according.
- Sức khỏe dồi dào. = Plenty of health.
- Tiền vô như nước. = Money flow in like water.
Please watch the video below to know how to say these wishes
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