Tours offer insights into Quang Nam’s beauty, culture

Tours offer insights into Quang Nam’s beauty, culture

The central province of Quang Nam, which is hosting the APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting and related meetings, has designed typical tours for tourists to discover the locality’s culture and people. The tranquil ancient city of Hoi An is a highlight of the tours. Tourists…

How important is Vietnamese ‘xông nhà’ custom during Tet?

How important is Vietnamese ‘xông nhà’ custom during Tet?

To have a lucky person as the first guest of the year is an important Tet custom in Vietnam. Photo: Thai Nguyen Born in a close-knit Chinese-Vietnamese family with nearly 20 members as I was, I have been taught a lot about Lunar New…

Lighting up lanterns for Tet

Lighting up lanterns for Tet

It is unclear when and how lanterns became a must-have decoration for Vietnamese families during important holidays, especially the mid-autumn festival and Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival. Some scholars criticized the practice, saying it was not a Vietnamese tradition to hang lanterns…