64 die in traffic accidents within 3 festive days in Vietnam

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64 die in traffic accidents within 3 festive days in Vietnam

Over 60 people died in traffic accidents that happened across Vietnam between February 7 and 9, which were Lunar New Year festival days, according to the National Traffic Safety Committee.

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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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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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Streets covered by litter after Lunar New Year's Eve

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Streets covered by litter after Lunar New Year's Eve

Many streets in Hanoi and HCM City have been left covered in litter after the New Year Eve's firework shows.

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Firework performances welcome the Year of the Monkey

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Firework performances welcome the Year of the Monkey

As the clock strikes twelve, the moment the Year of the Monkey begins, fireworks light up the sky across the nation amidst the joy of millions of people who spend the night out to welcome the lunar New Year. In Hanoi alone, fireworks sparkle in 31 locations whereas in Ho Chi Minh City, there are four firework-performing locations. Many localities in the country also presented fireworks to celebrate the new year.

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Meaning of New Year’s Eve in Vietnamese belief

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Meaning of New Year’s Eve in Vietnamese belief

Tet, the Lunar New Year festival, is the most important holiday in Vietnam. As people believe Tet refreshes everything in their lives, they treasure the tradition of seeing off the old year and welcoming the new year.

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Tomb-sweeping tradition in Vietnam

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Tomb-sweeping tradition in Vietnam

Whenever the Lunar New Year (Tet) comes, normally from the 23rd of the last month of the lunar year to the New Year eve, Vietnamese families visit their ancestors’ tombs and clean gravesites.

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Monkeying around this Lunar New Year in Vietnam

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Monkeying around this Lunar New Year in Vietnam

Tet 2016 marks the beginning of ‘Binh Than’ or Year of the Monkey. Got your fireworks and votive paper organized? Have you made the Kitchen Gods happy and repainted the house? Yep, it’s going to be quite a year.

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Hoi An free for Lunar New Year

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Hoi An free for Lunar New Year

Hoi An Town will waive ticket fees for visitors during the lunar new year.

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HCM City to close main streets during Lunar New Year's Eve

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HCM City to close main streets during Lunar New Year's Eve

HCM City has announced a traffic plan for Lunar New Year's Eve that will prohibit vehicles from entering a number of main streets during firework shows.

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Hoi An free for lunar new year

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Hoi An free for lunar new year

Hoi An Town will waive ticket fees for visitors during the lunar new year.

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Japan's soybean-hurling tradition

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Japanese mark the eve of spring by throwing beans to ward off evil spirits.

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Where to watch the best fireworks on Vietnamese New Year eve

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Where to watch the best fireworks on Vietnamese New Year eve

Vietnam’s largest cities will let off fireworks at various spots for 15 minutes from midnight February 8 to ring in the new lunar year.

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Photos: How Vietnamese celebrated Tet in the old days

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Photos: How Vietnamese celebrated Tet in the old days

An exhibition recounting a traditional Tet celebration of Vietnamese people in the old days opened at Thang Long Royal Citadel in Hanoi on January 29 as an event to greet the Lunar New Year 2016 – the Year of the Monkey.

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Fear and fanfare ahead of Carnival in Germany

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As carnival season nears, Cologne puts the focus on safety after mass assaults on New Year's Eve, while Bonn gets the party started early distributing leaflets in Arabic on the festivities.

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