Vietnamese New Year
Asian holiday; Hanoi holiday; Vietnamese
holiday; Vietnamese New Year; Offensive of 1968; Saigon
celebration; Lunar New Year; Offensive time?
once a month
in English language:
56945 / 86800
festival in Vietnam welcomes the Year of the Cat
Nguyen Dan, more commonly known by its shortened name Tet, is the
most important and popular holiday and festival in Vietnam. It is
the Vietnamese New Year which is based on the Chinese calendar, a
lunisolar calendar. The name Tet Nguyen Dan is Sino-Vietnamese
for Feast of the First Morning.
first day of Tet for 2011 was February 3rd.
is celebrated on the same day as Chinese New Year though
exceptions arise due to the 1 hour time difference between Hanoi
and Beijing. Tet shares many of the same customs of its Chinese
counterpart. It is celebrated from the first day of the first
month of the Chinese calendar (around late January or early
February) until at least the third day. Many Vietnamese prepare
for Tet by cooking special holiday foods and cleaning the house.
On Tet, Vietnamese visit their families and temples, forgetting
about the troubles of the past year and hope for a better
upcoming year. Tet traditionally marks the coming of Spring, so
Spring is sometimes used interchangeably with Tet in Vietnamese.
Nowadays, the term "Tet" in English is often associated
with the bloody Tet Offensive, which occurred during Tet in 1968.
1975 to 2100, there are only four occurrences where the Lunar New
Year begins at different dates in Vietnam and in China, which
Tet Offensive (January 30, 1968 - June 8, 1968) was a series of
operational offensives by the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese
Army during the Vietnam War. The operations are called the Tet
Offensive as they were timed to begin on the night of January
30–31, 1968, Tet Nguyen Dan (the lunar new year day). The
offensive began spectacularly during celebrations of the Lunar
New Year and lasted about two months, although some sporadic
operations associated with the offensive continued into 1969. The
Tet offensive was a tactical defeat for the Viet Cong and North
Vietnamese forces, but it inflicted severe damage on American
civilian morale and contributed to the withdrawal of American
forces from the country.
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