Roll together the way Western people celebrate New Year’s Day, Halloween, birthdays, and Thanksgiving and you’ll have some idea of what a Vietnamese Tet Nguyen Dan celebration looks like. Called Tet for short, this celebration of the Lunar New Year sets the tone for the coming year and is the most important holiday in the […]
Say hello to this tasty Hanoi treat. Those in the know say that Bun Thang is the quintessential Hanoi dish to try. It’s complex, flavorful, and surprising. In fact, a truly authentic version has 20 ingredients, from the mundane to the truly extraordinary. It’s an experience that shouldn’t be missed. Bun thang is a popular […]
Every nation commemorates its origins and founding fathers, and Vietnam is no exception. Known as Hùng Kings’ Temple Festival (Vietnamese: lễ hội đền Hùng), the celebration is an observance ceremony in honor of the eighteen founders of the Vietnam nation, the legendary Hùng Kings in Vietnamese culture. It is an annual jubilee, traditionally held between the […]
Ao Tu Than, otherwise known as the “four-part dress” – not to be confused with the similar Áo ngũ thân – is one of Vietnam’s true traditional textile treasures. Despite the great popularity of the historically more recent Ao Dai, Ao Tu Than is a true symbol of Vietnamese culture, especially the northern Vietnamese woman. […]
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