Ho Chi Minh City to block downtown streets for Lunar New Year fireworks show

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Ho Chi Minh City to block downtown streets for Lunar New Year fireworks show

Ho Chi Minh City will suspend traffic on many downtown streets from Sunday night until Monday morning for the Tet Lunar New Year fireworks.

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Vietnam's 12-hour Tet cake worth the wait

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Vietnam's 12-hour Tet cake worth the wait

She may be edging into her nineties, but Tran Thi Tam still refuses to serve her children store-bought banh chung, the savoury rice cake prepared in a frenzy during Vietnam's lunar new year festival known as Tet.

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Nguyen Hue Flower Street 2016 in pictures

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Nguyen Hue Flower Street 2016 in pictures

VietNamNet Bridge - The 720-meter-long street of Nguyen Hue running from Ho Chi Minh Statue in front of HCM City Hall to Ton Duc Thang Street by the Saigon River has become a must-see venue for Lunar New Year revelers.

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Best wishes for Lunar New Year in Vietnam

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Best wishes for Lunar New Year in Vietnam

It’s the time when lucky envelopes sell faster in the shops than cheap helmets and the latest ‘must have’ votive paper product to burn for good luck is a Galaxy 8.7 smartphone. This is when my students are tired, not from doing homework, but selling mum’s vegetables all day for that extra money for new clothes and gifts for relatives. The cake gift packs crowd shop entrances so badly that you have to move sideways to squeeze inside and your...

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Seasonal jobs provide extra cash ahead of Tet

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Seasonal jobs provide extra cash ahead of Tet

VietNamNet Bridge – Many people in Ha Noi have earned additional income by doing seasonal jobs, which are only available in the days near the Lunar New Year holiday.

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Tet markets in Vietnam’s Hue City, then and now

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Tet markets in Vietnam’s Hue City, then and now

Tet (Lunar New Year) markets in Hue City, which is Vietnam’s imperial capital, and its vicinity are nowadays reminiscent of their rustic, serene counterparts dozens of years ago.

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Thousands of workers return home on free coaches

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Thousands of workers return home on free coaches

VietNamNet Bridge – Thousands of workers in the southern province of Binh Duong travelled home for the Tet (Lunar New Year) holidays on free coaches on Wednesday, Feb 3.

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Students bring joy to those less fortunate

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Students bring joy to those less fortunate

VietNamNet Bridge – The Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday is traditionally a time of reunion for the Vietnamese. For the last eight years, thousands of local and foreign students from HCM City's universities have taken part in an annual campaign that helps those in need during the festive season. Van Dat joins them for a day.

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In photos: Ho Chi Minh City's iconic Flower Street before showtime

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In photos: Ho Chi Minh City's iconic Flower Street before showtime

Workers, florists and artisans are working against the clock to complete the Nguyen Hue Flower Street, a flagship celebration Ho Chi Minh City administration has been carrying out annually in the last dozen years to observe Vietnam’s Lunar New Year (Tet).

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Foreign diplomats extend New Year greetings via video

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Foreign diplomats extend New Year greetings via video

On February 4, EU Ambassador Bruno Angelet, UK Ambassador Giles Lever, French Ambassador Jean Noel Poirier and Romanian Chargé d'Affaires Valeriu Arteni expressed their New Year greetings to the Vietnamese people in a short video.

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A veritable feast of movies at VN cinemas this February

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A veritable feast of movies at VN cinemas this February

VietNamNet Bridge - Chinese-language as well as Hollywood and Vietnamese blockbusters are all being featured this month for the Lunar New Year film season.

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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – February 5

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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – February 5

Here are the leading news stories about Vietnam you should not miss today, February 5, 2016. Today is the 27th day of the 12th month of the lunar calendar, which is only three days ahead of the Lunar New Year.

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Banh Tet: Traditional cake in southern Vietnam

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Banh Tet (round glutinous rice cake) is a traditional cake enjoyed by southern Vietnamese people on the occasion of the lunar New Year. It is considered a variant of Banh Chung (square glutinous rice cake), which is more popular in the northern region.

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Cute monkeys are in this Lunar New Year holiday season

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Cute monkeys are in this Lunar New Year holiday season

Want something to celebrate the Year of the Monkey, which starts on February 8? These bronze statuettes are a big hit in Hanoi ahead of the big holiday. People buy them not only to decorate their home during the Lunar New Year, but also as a good luck charm. Photos credit: Tien Phong

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"Banh Chung" - the soul of Vietnamese New Year

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'Banh Chung' - the soul of Vietnamese New Year

"Banh Chung" (square glutinous rice cake) is a traditional cake of Vietnamese people in Tet holidays.

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