29 Jan TET MUSINGS
With Tet just around the corner, it’s time to reflect on it what Tet is.
Tet is a time of homecoming and reunion dinners
Tet is a time when the whole country is painted in a sea of gold and red – colors that represent prosperity, happiness and fortune
Tet is a time when streets are crowded with motorbikes piled high with cherry blossoms and gigantic pots of kumquat trees
Tet is a time when everyone feels the rush of shopping and the race to stock up on food as most places will be shut during the holiday
Before kicking off the Year of the Buffalo with our Tet gift ideas series, let’s travel back in time to see how Tet was celebrated in Hanoi circa 1920s and 1990s and how much it has changed.