What should I wear for Vietnamese New Year?

What should I wear for Tet?

Tet is a special occasion that people wear new and beautiful outfits. The streets during Tet is full with colorful dresses, ao dai and other costumes. It is thought that colorful bright colors like red, yellow or blue can bring good luck and prosperity to people for the upcoming year.

What should I give my parents for Tet?

While clothes, scarfs and sticky rice square cakes are still the traditionally meaningful gifts that parents and the elderly often receive from children; there are many modern products that can be used as gifts also.

How do you greet someone in Vietnamese Happy New Year?

1. Say “Happy New Year” in any language that you can when you see a Vietnamese or an Asian person. In Vietnamese, it is “Chuc Mung Nam Moi,” with a big smile!

What should I bring to a Vietnamese party?

Top things to gift at Tet include gift combos, coffee, tea, wines, cakes, baskets of fruits, healthy foods including salangane nests, ginseng, lingzhi mushrooms, parallel sentences, paintings depicting golden/pink apricot flowers, Feng Shui items, red envelopes for children.

Do Vietnamese give out red envelopes?

In Vietnam, red envelopes are a traditional part of Vietnamese culture considered to be lucky money and are typically given to children during Vietnamese Lunar New Year. They are generally given by the elders and adults, where a greeting or offering health and longevity is exchanged by the younger generation.

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What do you say to get Li Xi?

Making Li Xi gift is often accompanied by the wishes for prosperity in the coming New Year. The most popular greeting is “Năm mới tấn tài tấn lộc”. If you refer to a child, you may say “Chúc hay ăn chóng lớn”, which means “eat more and grow strong”.

What to say when you get Li Xi?

Say “Chuc Mung Nam Moi”, means “Happy New Year” when you meet someone. Give people good wishes. Give lucky money in the red envelopes (Li Xi) to those in close relationship, or offer some gifts related to luck.

What is Chuc Mung Nam Moi?

Translated from Vietnamese to English, this means “Happy New Year!” Growing up in Alief where there was a Vietnamese-American presence, most all of my non-Viet friends knew this phrase. And today, I say it to you as it’s the New Year, according to the lunar calendar.