Indian PM sends Tet best wishes to Vietnam on social media

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Indian PM sends Tet best wishes to Vietnam on social media

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s best wishes to Vietnam on Tet (Lunar New Year) were posted on social media on February 8, the first day of Tet, the Consulate General of India in Ho Chi Minh City said in a press release on Tuesday.

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Da Nang anticipates sharp rise in visitors during Tet

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Da Nang anticipates sharp rise in visitors during Tet

The central coastal city of Da Nang expects to welcome over 200,000 tourists during the Lunar New Year festival, an increase of 16.5 percent compared to the same period last year.

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Lucky money for people putting waste in public bins in Ho Chi Minh City

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Lucky money for people putting waste in public bins in Ho Chi Minh City

Anybody, including foreigners, who put garbage in the dustbins on the Nguyen Hue Flower Street in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 while visiting there on the eve of Tet (Lunar New Year), February 7, were offered li xi, or lucky money, of VND10,000 (US$0.45).

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Vietnamese soldiers save Filipino fisherman off Truong Sa (Spratlys)

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Vietnamese soldiers save Filipino fisherman off Truong Sa (Spratlys)

Vietnamese soldiers stationed on Sinh Ton Island, part of Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, rescued a Philippine fisherman while he was drifting off the island on Monday, the first day of Tet (Lunar New Year).

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Tet customs in Vietnam

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Tet customs in Vietnam

Tet, the first festival in a lunar year, is of great importance to the Vietnamese and people in some other Asian countries.

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Men and women athletes busy during Tet

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Men and women athletes busy during Tet

Many people are heading home to unite with their families after a hard working year. Other are making final preparations to decorate their homes to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Many athletes, however, have no such planned celebrations. Indeed, these athletes do not enjoy Tet, as they continue their intensive training before upcoming tournaments.

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Young people dread Tet

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Young people dread Tet

Many young Vietnamese people dread Tet due to nosy parents and relatives or patronising neighbours asking intrusive questions about their careers or love lives.

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President's Tet message calls for new nation-building achievements

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President's Tet message calls for new nation-building achievements

President Truong Tan Sang called for more efforts to attain new achievements in nation-building and defence in his message delivered in the first moments of the Lunar New Year today.

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Ho Chi Minh City sees coldest Tet in 17 years

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Ho Chi Minh City sees coldest Tet in 17 years

Motorbike riders wear jackets in Ho Chi Minh City on February 8, 2016. Photo credit: VnExpress

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Coast Guard ship carries islanders home for Tet

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Coast Guard ship carries islanders home for Tet

A ship from Coast Guard Force Zone 2 was called to carry 660 people to their homes on Ly Son Island on February 7, the eve of the Tet Lunar New Year.

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Binh Dinh police crack down on drunk drivers during Tet

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Binh Dinh police crack down on drunk drivers during Tet

Nearly 600 fines, costing violators up to VND2 billion (US$88,900), were handed out in southern BinhDinh province to crack down on drunk drivers and motorists prior to the Tet (Lunar New Year).

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Da Nang welcomes first tourists of New Year

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Da Nang welcomes first tourists of New Year

The central city hosted the first tourist arrivals at Da Nang International Airport on Tet (Lunar New Year) on February 8.

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Lanterns again bring out the best of Hoi An

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Lanterns again bring out the best of Hoi An

A lantern festival is organized at An Hoi Statue Garden in the ancient town on February 2-22 to celebrate the Tet Lunar New Year. Classes of making lanterns and folding origami-like items with bamboo leaves are available for visitors until February 14. Photos: Nguyen Tu

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Blood donors multiply, but shortage continues

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Blood donors multiply, but shortage continues

Despite the increase in blood-donation drives and awareness efforts, only 60% of Viet Nam's demand for potentially life-saving blood is being met. Gia Loc reports.

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Traffic accidents kill 66 on first three days of Tet holiday

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A total of 97 traffic accidents left 66 people dead and 85 others injured on the first three days of Vietnam's Tet Lunar New Year holiday, starting on Saturday, according to official figures.

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